Dr. Hettie V. Williams is also a writer, cultural critic, and expert in matters related to diversity. She has also written about identity, film, and race in the Trump era for various media outlets including the HuffPost, Asbury Park Press, the New Jersey Star Ledger, and Black Perspectives. Her current research concerns several book length projects including “Black Women and the Civil Rights Movement in New Jersey,” “Laboratory of Democracy: Black Students at Columbia University in the Early Twentieth Century,” and “The British Invasion in Reverse: Black Women Rockers in the U.S. and Europe from Rosetta Tharpe To Tina Turner.” Dr. Williams is available to deliver lectures, conduct workshops, and consulting on matters related to diversity such as through programming or development of other initiatives for your school or organization. Contact her at hwilliam@monmouth.edu for information about fees and availability. 


  • Black Women and the Civil Rights Movement in New Jersey
  • African Americans and Higher Education in the Twentieth Century
  • Black Women and the History of Rock and Roll
  • Race in the Trump era
  • Diversity Matters
  • For History Educators: How Not to Offend a Diverse Student Population when Teaching About Sensitive Subjects in History

Programming Initiatives 

Courses Authored by Dr. Williams at the College Level

  • The Civil rights Movement
  • Jazz Age and Harlem Renaissance
  • The African Diaspora in the Americas
  • Readings in African American Intellectual History
  • Spike Lee and the Black Aesthetic
  • James Baldwin’s America
  • African American Historiography