Dr. Jefferey Sammons

Jeffrey T. Sammons is a professor of history at New York University, where he has taught since 1989. He earned his B.A. in history from Rutgers College where he was graduated magna cum laude and elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1971. He earned a Masters’ degree in history from Tufts University in 1974 and earned a PhD in American History from the University of North Carolina in 1982. From there, he took a position as an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Houston. In 1987, Sammons was named a Henry Rutgers Research Fellow and director of African-American Studies at Rutgers University-Camden. Further, he has also taught at Princeton University and at Hollins University (Roanoke, Va.) as a Jessie Ball DuPont Scholar.

In 2001 Sammons was awarded a scholar-in-residence fellowship by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and History and soon after received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for 2002-2003 in support of Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the Quest for African American Equality

Sammons recently collaborated with the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs of the Government of Bermuda on a recently aired film project on the history of golf and race in Bermuda, the United States, and Canada through the experience of a singular individual.