The Africana Studies Program is pleased to welcome Aaron Pride, a historian of African American religion in the early 20th century. His research explores the interconnection between religious rhetoric and political mobilization in the Black community in the early 20th century. His current book project focuses on William Monroe Trotter, an African American civil rights activist in the early 20th century who used religious language in his newspaper, the Boston Guardian, to oppose racial segregation and violence.
Aaron received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and his doctoral degree in history from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. He has taught at Miami University and Kent State before arriving at Lafayette.
In his spare time, he enjoys running, playing chess, and spending time with his wife and son.