Dr. Charles Martin
Professor of History
Charles H. Martin specializes in Recent United States History, Texas History, Civil Rights History, and Sport History. He received his M.A. and Ph.D from Tulane University and his B.A., summa cum laude, fromTexas A&I University. He is the author of Benching Jim Crow: The Rise and Fall of the Color Line in Southern College Sports, 1890-1980 (University of Illinois Press), The Angelo Herndon Case and Southern Justice (LSU Press), and coeditor (with Rebecca M. Craver) of Diamond Days: An Oral History ofthe University of Texas at El Paso (Texas Western Press). In addition, he has also published seventeen articles and essays in historical journals and books. His article, “The Color Line in Midwestern College Sports, 1890-1960,” won the Thornbrough Award for the best article published during 2002 in the Indiana Magazine of History. The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded him two major research fellowships. His spare time is spent refereeing youth soccer and reading the New York Times.
- Recent U.S., African American, Texas