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Quincy T. Mills

Assistant Professor of History

Vassar College

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Vassar College

124 Raymond Avenue

Poughkeepsie, New York,12604

United States

Company Description

This innovative and challenging course puts Vassar students and incarcerated women side-by-side in a classroom inside Taconic Correctional Facility. It provides students with the remarkable opportunity to engage in a unique dialogue, as they examine issues of ...more

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aauwpoughkeepsie.org

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.


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Interview: Dr. Quincy T. Mills on Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America
On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Dr. Quincy T. Mills, Associate Professor of History at Vassar College and author of "Cutting Along the Color Line : Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America."


aswadiaspora.org [cached]

My publications include Politics of Social Change in Ghana: The Konkomba Struggle for Political Equality (2010) and an edited volume, with Quincy Mills (Vassar College), Black Subjects in Africa and Its Diasporas: Race and Gender in Research and Writing (2011).


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Cutting Along the Color Line by Quincy T. Mills '93
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. 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. 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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Quincy Mills, a history professor at Vassar College, chronicled black-owned barbershops in his book, "Cutting Along the Color Line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America."
In the 19th century, most black-owned barbershops served white clients exclusively. Wealthy white businessmen and politicians in the South refused to get a haircut next to a black man, Mills said.


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