Darlene Clark Hine

ene Clark HineProfessor Darlene Clark Hine, a historian of the African American experience and a pioneer of
African American women’s history, is Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies
and Professor of History at Northwestern University in Evanston. She served as Chair of the
Department of African American Studies (2008-2011). Hine is past president of the Southern
Historical Association (2002-2003), and the Organization of American Historians (2001-2002).
She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in October 2006.



Hine received her B.A. degree from Roosevelt University (1968) in Chicago, and earned a Ph.D.
degree from Kent State University (1975) at Kent, Ohio. Between 1974 and 1986, Professor Hine
served Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana in various administrative capacities,
including Vice Provost. She began her teaching career in 1972 as coordinator of Black studies at
South Carolina State College in Orangeburg. Prior to joining Northwestern University, Hine was
John A. Hannah Professor of History at Michigan State University (1987-2004). In Spring 1997,
Hine served as the Avalon Visiting Distinguished Professor in American History at Northwestern
University. At Roosevelt University in fall 1996 she was Harold Washington Visiting Professor.



Hine has been influential in shaping the field of African American women’s history and the study
of the black professional class. She is the author and/or co-editor of over twenty books. She co-
authored with William C. Hine and Stanley Harrold, The African American Odyssey (Prentice
Hall, 2007). She is the author of Black Victory: The Rise and Fall of the White Primary in Texas
(2nd ed. 2003), Speak Truth to Power: Black Professional Class in United States History (1996),
and HineSight: Black Women and the Re-Construction of American History (1994). She co-
edited with Elsa Barkley Brown and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, Black Women in America: An
Historical Encyclopedia (1993). Hine is editor of Black Women in America, 3 vols. (Oxford
University Press, 2005). In 1990, her book Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and
Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890-1950 was named Outstanding Book by the Gustavus
Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights, received the Lavinia L. Dock Book Award from the
American Association for the History of Nursing, and was awarded the Letitia Woods Brown
Book Award from the Association of Black Women Historians.



Hine has received many honors including grant support from the American Council of Learned
Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Ford
Foundation. She has been a fellow at the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute of African and African
American Research at Harvard University (2011-2012), at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced
Studies at Harvard University (2003-2004), at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral
Sciences at Stanford University (2000-2001) and at the National Humanities Center (1986-1987).
She received several honorary doctorates from institutions including the University of
Massachusetts, Amherst (1998) and Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois (2010).