Jeffrey L. Littlejohn serves as Professor of History at Sam Houston State University (SHSU). A native of Dallas, Texas, he completed his undergraduate degree at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and his MA and PhD at the University of Arkansas.

He is the co-author or co-editor of three books: Elusive Equality: Desegregation and Resegregation in Norfolk's Public Schools (University of Virginia Press, 2012); The Enemy Within Never Did Without: German and Japanese Prisoners of War at Camp Huntsville, Texas, 1942-1945 (Texas Review Press, 2015); and The Seedtime, the Work and the Harvest: New Perspectives on the Black Freedom Struggle in America (University of Florida Press, 2018).

Littlejohn has published numerous articles with his co-author Charles H. Ford, including: “The Cabiness Family Lynching: Race, War, and Memory in Walker County, Texas” (Southwestern Historical Quarterly); “Booker T. Washington High School: History, Identity, and Educational Equality in Norfolk, Virginia” (Virginia Magazine of History and Biography); and, “Arthur D. Morse, School Desegregation, and the Making of CBS News, 1951-1964” (American Journalism).

Littlejohn is also an active digital/public historian. His website Lynching in Texas ( has been called "required reading" by the Austin American Statesman. He also leads projects on East Texas History and Public History in Mexico.

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