Tomlinson, Linda

Linda Tomlinson

Dr. Linda Tomlinson
Associate Professor of History
Department Chair
Office: JKSA 101B
Phone: 672-1556


  • DAH, African/African-American Studies, Clark Atlanta University
  • MLA, American History, Southern Methodist University
  • BFA, Communications/Public Relations, Southern Methodist University
  • Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts, El Centro College

Professional Experience

  • Coordinator of  History Core Curriculum and Instructor of History, Clark Atlanta University, 2004-2008
  • Instructor of History, Clark Atlanta University, 1999-2004
  • Lecturer, Clark Atlanta University, 1997-1999
  • Adjunct Professor, Spelman College, 1999-2008
  • Coordinator I, Theatre Division, Southern Methodist University, 1983-1993

Teaching Courses

  • HIST 210, African American History 
  • HIST 212, United States History Since 1865
  • HIST 322, Ethnic Minorities in Urban American History 

Research Interests

  • Black Activism in the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements
  • The Roles of Black Women in Social Movements
  • Jim Crow Politics and Culture
  • Black Revolution
  • History and Culture of the African Diaspora 


  • (Chapter) George Yancy ed. , et al, Our Black Sons Matter Mothers Talk about Fears, Sorrows, and Hopes. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
  • Moss, Barbara, Linda Tomlinson and Robert Woodrum.  The United States, Africa and the World.  Acton, MA: Tapestry Press, 2006.