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Episode 30: Native American Tri-racial Identity

Featuring Dr. Arwin Smallwood

Michael interviews Dr. Arwin Smallwood, professor and chair of North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University's Department of History and Political Science, and Carter G. Woodson, distinguished lecturer for the Association for the Study of African American Life & History. Dr. Smallwood discusses the tri-racial identity of Tuscarora, Meherrin, Melungeon and other Native Americans in North Carolina, Virginia and elsewhere.

Published on:Jan. 19, 2021

Episode Guest

Dr. Arwin Smallwood

Dr. Arwin D. Smallwood is professor and chair of the Department of History and Political Science at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University in Greensboro.

He received his BA in Political Science in 1988 and his MA in History in 1990 from North Carolina Central University. He received his Ph.D. in early U.S and African-American History from Ohio State University in 1997.

Smallwood is a life member of the following organizations:

  • American Historical Association
  • Southern Historical Association
  • Association for the Study of African-American Life and History
  • Historical Society of North Carolina

He is the author of several books, articles and archived papers. His research focuses on the relationships between African-Americans, Native Americans and Europeans in eastern North Carolina during the colonial and early Antebellum period.

He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and fellowships, including the Archie K. Davis Fellowship.

Episode Notes

This episode was streamed December 17, 2020.