Evan Wade

Evan Wade
Budd 213



Evan Wade is Chair of the Department of History and Social Justice Studies. His research explores African American social movements of the 20th century. He is the editor of The African American Primary Source Reader, 1865-Present (Kona Press), and a newly released article, "Claiming and Signifying: Iota Phi Theta, Sage Philosophy and the Ownership of 1960s Soul Music," Fire!!! The Multimedia Journal of Black Studies. He has a new book chapter forthcoming on the history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and he writes occasionally for blackpast.org, the largest online resource for free Black History content on the web. His entry on William Tucker, the first African born in the British Thirteen Colonies, has been cited and reposted around the world. Prof. Wade served as international historian of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., the nation's fifth largest African American fraternity, from 2012-2018. He is a life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and sits on the executive committee of the Stockton Branch of the NAACP. He is co-host of the award-winning radio show, “In-Lak’ech Radio Cosmico: A Discussion on Social Justice and Equity,” KWDC 93.5 FM, Stockton, CA. He holds a BA in African American Studies from Morehouse College (where he studied under Marcellus Barksdale, Alton Hornsby, Jr., and Samuel Livingston), and completed graduate training at the University of Connecticut (Jeffrey Ogbar, advisor). His current research focuses on Henreitta Vinton Davis; a famous actress, elocutionist, and international organizer of the Universal Negro Improvement Association.

Hobbies: traveling and mastering twitter @WadeProfessor

Courses Taught:

  • HIST 17A: United States History to 1877
  • HIST 30A: African American History to 1877
  • HIST 30B: African American History Since 1877
  • LAW 16: Introduction to Social Justice Studies


  • History
  • Social Justice Studies
  • Ethnic Studies


Office / TrAC / Department:
Social Science, Education and Public Service