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Moten, Crystal

Former Curator of African American History

Dr. Crystal M Moten is curator of African American history in the Division of Work and Industry. A south side of Chicago native, she has taught at small liberal arts colleges on the east coast and in the upper Midwest. Her research interests include the intersectional connections between African American labor, business, and civil rights history with emphasis on post-world war II Black freedom movements in the urban Midwest. 


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Teaching Overview

  • Over a decade of undergraduate level teaching in the fields of United States and African American History. Currently a Public Historian in Residence (adjunct lecturer) in American University's Masters in Public History program where I teach one class a year--Public History Seminar or Black Digital Public History.