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Gerald Horne, Ph.D.

gerald horne

Moores Professor (United States, African American)

Office: 546 Agnes Arnold Hall

Phone: 713.743.3114


Professor Horne holds the Moores Professorship of History and African American Studies. His research has addressed issues of race in a variety of relations involving labor, politics, civil rights and war. Horne received his Ph.D. in history from Columbia University and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Selected Publications

  • "Black & Brown: Africans and the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920" (New York University Press, 2005)

  • "Race War! White Supremacy & the Japanese Attack on the British Empire" (New York University Press, 2003)

  • "Powell v. Alabama: The Scottsboro Boys and American Justice" (FranklinWatts, 1997)

  • "Testaments of Courage: Selections from Men’s Slave Narratives" (Franklin Watts, 1995)

  • "Race for the Planet: The U.S. & the New World Order" (Kendall-Hunt, 1994)

  • "Black & Red: W.E.B. DuBois & the Afro-American Response to the Cold War, 1944-1963" (State University of New York Press, 1985)

Research Interests

Professor Horne is the author of more than 17 books and 100 scholarly articles and reviews. His current research focuses on a variety of topics such as the U.S., Brazil and slavery; Black labor at sea; the Communist Party in Hollywood; and Negro fascism.


Professor Horne’s undergraduate courses include the Civil Rights Movement and American History through Film. He also teaches graduate courses in labor history and 20th century African American history. Horne uses a variety of teaching techniques that enrich his classes and motivate students to participate.