Arthur S. Banton, Ph.D. Historian ● Educator ● Mentor
Arthur S. Banton, Ph.D.Historian ● Educator ● Mentor   


Welcome to my Website:

Dr. Arthur Banton is currently an Assistant Professor of History at Tennessee Technological University.


He has taught courses in History, American Studies, and African American Studies departments; including: U.S. History: Discovery to Reconstruction (1492-1877) , U.S. History Since 1865, African American History, American Youth Culture, African American Popular Culture, and African American Cinema.


Dr. Banton received his Doctorate in American Studies with a focus in 19th and 20th Century U.S. History. He received his Master’s in History and his Master’s in Media Arts from the City College of New York. Precedently, he received his Bachelor of Science from Herbert H. Lehman College.   




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