Title: Assistant Professor, School of Global Journalism & Communications Morgan State University
A veteran journalist and trained historian, Dr. Stacey Patton is an award-winning author, child advocate and an assistant professor of multimedia journalism at Morgan State University in Baltimore. Patton’s first book That Mean Old Yesterday: A Memoir was followed by Spare the Kids: Why Whupping Children Won’t Save Black America. She is currently working on her third book Strung Up: The Lynching of Black Children and Teenagers in America, 1880-1968. Patton attended Johns Hopkins University and New York University and earned a Ph.D. in African American history from Rutgers University. Known for her provocative essays, Patton has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, TheRoot.com, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Dame Magazine. In 2015, she was awarded the Vernon Jarrett Medal for her national commentary and reporting on race.