Director, Charleston Oral History Program
A specialist in twentieth-century US, labor, African American, and oral history, Professor Taylor came to the Citadel after serving as the Associate Director of the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and teaching courses at Duke University and Mills College in Oakland, California. He is the author of Charleston and the Great Depression: A Documentary History, 1929-1941 (University of South Carolina Press, 2018). He co-edited volume 4 and volume 5 of the Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. (University of California Press, 2000 and 2005) and American Labor and the Cold War (Rutgers University Press, 2004).
His current manuscript project is entitled Turn to the Working Class: The New Left, Civil Rights, and the American Labor Movement (1967-1981). Current oral history research projects explore Charleston’s working class as an agent of change and document the history of Latinx communities of the region.
Listen to Professor Taylor speak to “Walter Edgar's Journal” about Charleston during the Depression.
Office: 425D Capers Hall
Ph.D. in History - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
M.A. in Southern Studies - University of Mississippi, University, MS
B.S. Labor Studies - Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN
B.A. Journalism – Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
20th Century US, Labor, Civil Rights, Oral History