John L. Adams received his Bachelor and Master of Arts in English, History and African-American Studies from the University of Wisconsin and his PhD. from Rutgers University.

Articles by John

Years After Brown, the Battle for Integration Continues

The Brown decision represents a symbol of the country we still seek to become.

The Central Struggle of Our Time

Bayard Rustin’s participation in the civil rights movement enshrined his place in the history of the 20th century, and his life’s work has become newly relevant during a time when LGBTQ rights are at the forefront of the American conscience.

The Civil Rights Story Includes Gay Rights

The lesson series, “The Role of Gay Men and Lesbians in the Civil Rights Movement,” challenges instructors and students to rethink the ways in which race, gender, sexual orientation, politics and class intersect.

Little Rock Helps Students Connect With History

The anniversary of the integration of Little Rock’s public schools gives us the opportunity to reexamine the long-term, societal impact of the Supreme Court’s 1954 'Brown v. Board of Education' decision.