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Scot Brown


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Scot Brown interviewed by former Dayton, Ohio Mayor Rhine Mclin on the subject of the history of funk music, African American community, and Dayton, Ohio:

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PBS Talk for Blackademics "Funk Wars: Decoding the Rick James/Prince Feud"

Scot Brown interview on Funk bands and The Land of Funk - Dayton OH, WRFG Atlanta, GA

Scot Brown on the "Open Line" radio show, KISS FM 98.7, August 31, 2003 (MP3 files)

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Selected Publications

“SOLAR: The History of the Sound of Los Angeles Records,” in Darnell Hunt and Ana-Christina Ramon (eds.) Black Los Angeles: American Dreams and Racial Realities (New York: New York University Press, 2010) pp. 266-82

“The Land of Funk: Dayton, Ohio,” in Tony Bolden (ed.) The Funk Era and Beyond: New Perspectives on Black Culture (New York: Palgrave Press, August 2008) pp.73-88.“

’To Unbrainwash an Entire People’: Malcolm X, Cultural Nationalism and the US Organization in the Era of Black Power,” in James Conyers and Andrew Smallwood (eds.) Malcolm X: A Historical Reader (Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2008) pp. 137-146.

“The Us/Panther Conflict, Exile, and the Black Diaspora: The Plight of Larry Watani Stiner,” Journal of African American History (Fall 2007)

“The Politics of Culture: The US Organization of Quest for Black ‘Unity,’” in Jeanne Theoharis and Komozi Woodard (eds.), Freedom North: Black Freedom Struggles Outside the South, 1940-1980 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003) pp.223-253.

Fighting For Us: Maulana Karenga, The US Organization and Black Cultural Nationalism (New York: NYU Press, 2003)

"The US Organization, Black Power Vanguard Politics, and the United Front Ideal: Los Angeles and Beyond", Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research Vol. 31: 3-4 (Fall/Winter 2001) pp. 21-30.

"The US Organization: African-American Cultural Nationalism in the Era of Black Power"(Cornell University: Unpublished Dissertation, August 1999)

"David Fagen [A Biographical Sketch] " American National Biography (Oxford University Press, 1998)

"The Us Organization, Maulana Karenga and Conflict with the Black Panther Party: A Critique of Sectarian Influences on Historical Discourse" Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 28:2, (November 1997) pp. 157-170

"White Backlash and The Aftermath of Fagen's Rebellion: The Fates of Three African-American Soldiers in the Philippines, 1901-1902" Contributions in Black Studies Vol. 13/14 (1995/1996) pp. 165-173

"African American Soldiers and Filipinos: Racial Imperialism, Jim Crow and Social Relations," Journal of Negro History Vol. 82:1, (Winter 1997) pp. 42-53.
This publication in the JNH is part of the prize for 1995 Winners of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History's Graduate Essay Contest.


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