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Kevin McGruder

Kevin McGruder Ph.D.

Kevin McGruder is Associate Professor of History at Antioch College. His interest in community formation led to a career in community development. Now as an academic, his research interests include African American institutions, urban history, and LGBTQ history. He has a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University, an M.B.A. in Real Estate Finance from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in U.S. History from the City University of New York.

He is co-author of Witness: Two Hundred Years of African-American Faith and Practice at the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem, New York. He is author of Race and Real Estate: Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem, 1890-1920 (2015) and Philip Payton: The Father of Black Harlem (2021), and editor of Home at Last: The Collected Writings of AIDS Journalist LeRoy Whitfield (2022).

He is a member of the Archives and History Ministry of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, and producer of “Loud as the Rolling Sea,” a podcast on WYSO radio focusing on African Americans past and present in Yellow Springs, Ohio.