The Portal to Texas History 2021 Research Fellowship Awardee - Dr. Jeffrey L. Littlejohn

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The Portal to Texas History 2021 Research Fellowship Awardee

Dr. Jeffrey L. Littlejohn

Project Title

Lynching in Texas

Project Description

This project will use newspapers, photographs, maps, and oral interviews from The Portal to Texas History to continue the the development of a digital project called Lynching in Texas.This website documents the personal stories of lynching victims in Texas between 1882 and 1945. The website includes the name, location, ethnicity, gender, age, alleged crime, and means of death for more than 700 lynching victims in Texas.


Dr. Jeffrey L. Littlejohn serves as Professor of History at Sam Houston State University. He is the co-author or co-editor of three books: Elusive Equality: Desegregation and Resegregation in Norfolk’s Public Schools (University of Virginia Press, 2012); The Enemy Within Never Did Without: German and Japanese Prisoners of War at Camp Huntsville, Texas, 1942-1945 (Texas Review Press, 2015); and The Seedtime, the Work and the Harvest: New Perspectives on the Black Freedom Struggle in America (University of Florida Press, 2018). In addition, Littlejohn has published numerous articles with his co-author Charles H. Ford, including: “The Cabiness Family Lynching: Race, War, and Memory in Walker County, Texas” (Southwestern Historical Quarterly); “Booker T. Washington High School: History, Identity, and Educational Equality in Norfolk, Virginia” (Virginia Magazine of History and Biography); and “Arthur D. Morse, School Desegregation, and the Making of CBS News, 1951-1964” (American Journalism). Littlejohn is also an active digital/public historian. His co-curricular web projects include: Lynching in Texas; East Texas History; and HistoricalMX.