John Dittmer

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John Dittmer (born 1939) is an American historian, and Professor Emeritus of DePauw University.[1]


John Dittmer is from Seymour, IN.[2] He graduated from Shields High School in Seymour in 1957, being inducted into SHS Wall of Fame in 2006.[3] He later graduated from Indiana University with bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.

He taught American history at Tougaloo College from 1967 to 1979, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brown University, and at DePauw University from 1985 until 2003.[4]



  • Local people: the struggle for civil rights in Mississippi. University of Illinois Press. 1995. ISBN 978-0-252-06507-1.
  • John Dittmer, George C. Wright, W. Marvin Dulaney, Kathleen Underwood (1993). W. Marvin Dulaney, Kathleen Underwood (eds.). Essays on the American civil rights movement. Texas A&M University Press. ISBN 978-0-89096-540-5.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link) CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)
  • Black Georgia in the Progressive Era, 1900-1920. University of Illinois Press. 1980. ISBN 978-0-252-00813-9.
  • Christopher C. Meyers, ed. (2008). "Black Georgia in the Progressive Era". The Empire State of the South: Georgia History in Documents and Essays. Mercer University Press. ISBN 978-0-88146-111-4.
  • The Good Doctors: The Medical Committee for Human Rights and the Struggle for Social Justice in Health Care. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. 2009. ISBN 978-1-59691-567-1.


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