College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Clarence Earl Lang Jr

International & Interdisciplinary Studies - African/African American Studies, American Studies
Chair, African and African American Studies
Primary office:
Bailey Hall
Room 11A
University of Kansas
1440 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045


Professor Lang’s main research and teaching areas are African American working-class and labor history, the Black Freedom Movement, and black urban communities in the twentieth-century Midwest.  

Research Interests

  • Black social movements in the twentieth-century United States
  • African American labor and working-class history
  • Black communities in the urban Midwest


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