Academic journal article Journal of Pan African Studies

In Memoriam: Dr. Troy D. Allen

Academic journal article Journal of Pan African Studies

In Memoriam: Dr. Troy D. Allen

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Dr. Troy D. Allen, a professor of African-American Studies at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana joined the ancestors March 17, 2017, after a heart attack. He was a full professor in the Department of History, and thus, taught thousands of students about World Civilization (honors), African-American History, Race Relations, and History of Ancient Egypt via courses over a span of 20 years. Allen was also an adjunct instructor of African-American Studies at Louisiana State University. Born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Allen earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Point Park University in Pittsburgh in 1990; he received his Master of Arts in Black Studies and Black Community Development from the Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in African-American Studies from Temple University. In 1997 Allen began working in the Department of History at the Southern University.

His contributions to academia include scholarly articles on race and African American Studies published in the Journal of Black Studies and the Atlanta Journal Constitution (in 2007 he edited a special edition of the Journal of Black Studies [vol.37, no.4] focused on the issues of Race, Class, and Poverty in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina). …

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