Teisha Dupree-Wilson PhD

Assistant Professor
Grace Jacobs Building
4th Floor, Room 416

2500 W North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21216

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Teisha Dupree-Wilson is an Assistant Professor of History at Coppin State University. Dr. Dupree-Wilson received her BA in history from Howard University and went on to obtain her law degree from Northwestern California University School of Law. Her law school Trial and Appellate Advocacy Thesis entitled, “The Conscience of the Community: Race, Gender and Jury Nullification in the Criminal Justice System,” examined the history of racism against African Americans in convictions and sentencing in the U.S. court system. Although Dr. Dupree-Wilson spent many years in the legal field, she recognized that her professional calling was tied to her never-ending passion for history. This realization led her to pursue and receive her MA and PhD in History from Morgan State University. Before joining the faculty at Coppin State University, she served as the Education and Program Coordinator for the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum in Baltimore, Maryland and as a professor in the Department of History and Government at Bowie State University. Dr. Dupree-Wilson’s current research focuses on the African American media’s involvement in the Black Freedom Movement.

  • BA, History, Howard University
  • JD, Northwestern California University School of Law
  • MA, History, Morgan State University
  • PhD, History, Morgan State University

Professional Memberships

Association for the Study of African American Life and History; Association of Black Women Historians; Coronavirus Race and Health Justice Council; Phi Delta Phi International Law Fraternity; Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society


African American History; The African American Legal Community in the “Jim Crow” Era; African American Media History; History of Hip-Hop Culture; Afro-Latin American History; Afro-Caribbean and African American Relations; Archival Theory; Museum Studies


The Role of African American Radio Stations in the Black Freedom Struggle of the 1950s and 60s; African American Lawyers in the era of Jim Crow; Hip Hop Culture (Art, Politics and Youth Protest Culture)

Institute of Museum and Library Services, African American History Culture Grant (Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum), 2019; Preservation Maryland, Heritage Fund Grant (Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum), 2019; Alberta Green Scholastic Achievement Award, May 2015; Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture Diversity Fellowship, 2015