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John L. Godwin


Adjunct Faculty, Campbell University-Camp Lejeune


B.A., English-Philosophy, UNC Chapel Hill


M.A., U.S. History, USC Columbia


Ph.D., U.S., Southern and African American History, USC Columbia


Dr. Godwin has held teaching posts at UNCW, Appalachian State University, and Wingate University. He has published articles and book reviews on a variety of topics in the field of civil rights, Southern History, and the history of education, which have appeared in H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences Online, The Sixties in America, Journal of Southwest Georgia History, Proceedings of the National Association of African American Studies, Biographical Dictionary of American Sport, Black Women in America, An Historical Encyclopedia, among others. In 2006-06 he served on the planning committee that produced the June 8-9 “Global Warming Conference: What Do We Know? What Can We Do?” held at UNCW, for which he organized the session on “Poverty, Social Change and Global Warming”. He has taught U.S. history in the Graduate Liberal Studies/ MALS at UNC Wilmington, and in the program for Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning at UNC Wilmington.


In 2000 he published Black Wilmington and the North Carolina Way: Portrait of a Community in the Era of Civil Rights Protest (Lanham, MD.: University of America Press, 2000), a book-length study of the civil rights movement in Wilmington. From 2001 to 2008 he served as editor and publisher of the Carolina Civic Voice, a quarterly news and issues alternative magazine for which he also contributed numerous articles.


He currently resides in Wilmington, N.C., with his wife, Yeoun Soo Kim-Godwin, and their three children, Rosa, Julia, and Joseph Thomas.


He enjoys historical research, violin playing, reading and writing poetry, and watching historical films.





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