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Fredrick Douglass Dixon


51 Gerty Dr., Rm. 120
Champaign, IL 61820

Fredrick Douglass Dixon

Research Assistant

A lifelong resident of Chicago, Fredrick Douglass Dixon is a historical scholar, educator, and community advocate. He is currently a doctoral student at The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign’s College of Education. His research on the Black Campus Movement highlights the efforts of Chicago community college students that transformed curriculum development, hiring practices, and influenced a permanent institutional name change from Woodrow Wilson Junior College to Kennedy-King College. His research has been received well for adding a needed tier of scholarship to the current narrative on the Black Campus Movement. Fredrick endeavors to elevate higher levels of academic excellence within community colleges and in particular for Black collegians.


  • Ph.D. Student, College of Education. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A., Education, Leadership, and Development, Inner City Studies Education, Northeastern Illinois University
  • B.A., Sociology, Purdue University
  • B.A., Criminal Justice, Purdue University


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