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Guide to the Mark Naison papers 2016.021

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Biographical note

Mark Naison is an educator, writer, historian, and community activist. He was born in 1946 to Jewish parents and spent his youth in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. He attended Columbia University, where he received his BA, MA, and PhD. He has been a professor at Fordham University since 1970 and was a founding faculty member of their African American studies program, where he remains to this day. He has been a member of numerous progressive and community-based organizations throughout his life, including the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), Sports for the People, Save a Generation, and the Bad Ass Teachers Association. According to his Fordham University biography, " he is the author of six books and over 300 articles on African American politics, labor history, popular culture and education policy." He has two children and has lived in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn for over thirty years.

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"Mark Naison," Fordham University, accessed December 13, 2016. http://www.fordham.edu/info/22662/faculty/4489/mark_naison.