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Prof. Quincy T. Mills

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Assistant Professor of History

Phone: (845) ***-****  
Vassar College
124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie , New York 12604
United States

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Background

Employment History

Education

  • Ph.D.
    University of Chicago
  • M.B.A.
    DePaul University
  • M.A.
    University of Chicago
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Quincy T. Mills
Quincy T. Mills is associate professor of history at Vassar College where he teaches African American history. Originally from Chicago, he earned his M.B.A. from DePaul University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He teaches classes on Martin Luther King, Jr., race and segregation, the civil rights and black power movement, and consumer culture. Professor Mills is author of Cutting Along the Color Line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America (2013) . This book chronicles the history of black barber shops as businesses and civic institutions, demonstrating their central role in civil rights struggles throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is currently at work on his second monograph, tentatively titled The Wages of Resistance: Financing the Black Freedom Movement , which examines the politics of grassroots fundraising among civil rights and black power organizations to support local activists and sustain movement building.
" Quincy T. Mills's important book provides fascinating insight into the history of African American barbers. He vividly captures their culture, traditions, and perseverance to succeed against tremendous odds. A brilliant overview of this prestigious tradition ."-Zariff, barber to President Obama
Quincy T. Mills, a history ...
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Quincy T. Mills, a history professor at Vassar College and author of Cutting Along the Color Line, describes the black barbershop as "private spaces in the public sphere for Black men."3 "The barbershop is where black men can come to reconnect, to be themselves, and enjoy each other's company," said Sean Thompson, owner of Sean's House of Masters Barbershop.
Cutting Along the Color Line by Quincy T. Mills ’93
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Cutting Along the Color Line by Quincy T. Mills '93
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Class of 1993 graduate Quincy Mills has had a busy life since he received his diploma from Leo High School. He followed Leo by earning his B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his M.B.A. from DePaul, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He currently occupies himself teaching African American history at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY where he has found the time to write a well received book on the history of black barber shops in America.
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Quincy Mills' book, Cutting Along the Color Line chronicles the cultural history of black barber shops as businesses and civic institutions. Through several generations of barbers, Mills examines the transition from slavery to freedom in the nineteenth century, the early twentieth-century expansion of black consumerism, and the challenges of professionalization, licensing laws, and competition from white barbers. He finds that the profession played a significant though complicated role in twentieth-century racial politics: while the services of shaving and grooming were instrumental in the creation of socially acceptable black masculinity, barbering permitted the financial independence to maintain public spaces that fostered civil rights politics. This sweeping, engaging history of an iconic cultural establishment shows that black entrepreneurship was intimately linked to the struggle for equality.
"Quincy T. Mills's important book provides fascinating insight into the history of African American barbers.
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Quincy Mills has taken a familiar institution, the neighborhood barbershop, and revealed an unknown history that utterly transforms our understanding of what we thought it was.
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The Black History Project Committee presents Dr. Quincy Mills
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"Cutting Along the Color Line" Lecture & Reception with Professor Quincy Mills
December 7, 2013 from 3pm to 5pm - Mid-Hudson Heritage Center Join us for a lecture and reception celebrating the launch of "Cutting Along the Color Line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America" by Vassar professor Quincy T. Mills.
"Cutting Along the Color Line" Lecture ...
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"Cutting Along the Color Line" Lecture & Reception with Professor Quincy Mills
December 7, 2013 from 3pm to 5pm - Mid-Hudson Heritage Center Join us for a lecture and reception celebrating the launch of "Cutting Along the Color Line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America" by Vassar professor Quincy T. Mills.
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The Black History Project Committee presents Dr. Quincy Mills
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