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Historian David Canton


David Canton is Director of African American Studies Program and Associate Professor of History at the University of Florida. He graduated with a B.A. in History from Morehouse College, received his M.A. in Black Studies from The Ohio State University and PhD in history from Temple University.

He teaches courses on the Black Freedom Struggle, Civil Rights Struggle in the North, History of Hip Hop Music and Culture, and Introduction to African American Studies. 

He joined the University of Florida’s African American Studies Program after teaching at Connecticut College in the Department of History between 2003-2020. 

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