Keith Mayes

Keith Mayes - Professor
Professor , Department of African American and African Studies
College of Liberal Arts, Twin Cities

Affiliate Faculty, Department of History
Affiliate Faculty, Department of American Studies

  • Arts and Humanities
  • History


Keith Mayes, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of African American & African Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota.

Mayes is an expert on African American history, primarily from the 1960s to present. He has special expertise on social and political movements and current issues of race and perception. 

Mayes is available for media interview on the topics of race in the news, race and perception, Black men, civil rights commemorations, civil rights policies, Black Power Movement (leaders and organizations, e.g., Stokely Carmichael, Black Panther Party), Black History Month, Kwanzaa and other Black holidays, social and racial justice, and policy outcomes of the movements.

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