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Julius L. Jones

Julius L. Jones, Ph.D. is a historian, curator, educator, and digital media producer with over a decade of experience in the not-for-profit sector, with a particular focus on the higher education and cultural institutions. Currently, Julius is an assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, where he teaches courses on United States and African American History. He is also an affiliate of the Public History and Africana Studies programs. Previously, Julius served as a curator at the Chicago History Museum, where he developed exhibition narratives, identified materials to be added to the museum’s collection, conducted object and image research, and spoke to the public on a variety of historical topics. During his time at CHM, Julius served as the lead curator for the museum’s exhibition to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, City on Fire: Chicago 1871. His curatorial practice extends beyond CHM as well. He curated an exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Chicago Race Riot, Troubled Waters: Chicago 1919 Race Riot, at the DuSable Museum of African American History. Julius earned his Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago, where his research focused on twentieth-century United States cultural and social history, particularly the meanings of aspiration among racial and ethnic minorities. He also has an M.A. in History from The University of Chicago and a B.A. in History and African and African American Studies from Duke University.

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