Donnie Bellamy, Ph.D.
- College: College of Arts and Sciences
- Department: History, Geography, Political Science and Criminal Justice Academic Department
- Title: Professor Emeritus, History
- Associated Majors and Graduate Programs: History
Donnie D. Bellamy
Department of History, Geography, Political Science and Criminal Justice
Fort Valley State University Fort Valley, Georgia
Georgetown High School, Jacksonville, Onslow County, NC
Diploma, May 27, 1958
North Carolina College at Durham, NC
A.B., June 1962
North Carolina College at Durham, NC
M.A., August 1964
Carnegie-Tech (Mellon University), Pittsburgh, PA
Summer History Institute, 1965
University of Missouri, Columbia
Ph.D., August 1970
ARW, January 1971
Fields of Interest:
History of Antebellum America, the American South and Blacks
Master’s Thesis Subject:
WOODROW WILSON AND THE NEGRO: A REAPPRAISAL, 1963
Thesis Adviser: Dr. Joseph H. Taylor
Dissertation Subject: SLAVERY EMANCIPATION, AND RACISM IN MISSOURI, 1850-1865
Dissertation Adviser: Dr. Charles B. Dew
Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO
Fort Valley State College, Fort Valley, GA
- Instructor of Social Sciences, 1964-967
- Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, 1968-1970
- Study Leave of Absence, 1968-1970
- Associate Professor of History, 1970-1975
- Head, Department of History, 1973
- Chairman, Division of Social Sciences, 1974-
- Professor History, 1975-
- Regent’s Professor of History, 1981-
Grants, Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards:
Cup, Men’s Merit System, North Carolina College at Durham, 1962
Graduate Assistantship, North Carolina College at Durham, 1963 Carnegie Corporation of New York Fellowship, Summer 1965 Plaque, Globetrotters Club, Fort Valley State College, 1968
The Fort Valley State College Faculty Research Grant, 1967-1968, 1970-1971, 1971-1972, 1972-1973, 1973-1974, 1974-1975
The Ford Foundation Advanced Study Fellowship, 1968-1970 Floyd C. Shoemaker Scholarship, Summerl 970
University of Missouri-Columbia Post Residence Doctoral Fellowship. Summer 1970
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Appreciation Award. Fort Valley State College Chapter. March 1973
Peachite Service Award, Fort Valley State College, May 1974
Certificate of Distinguished Achievement, Southern Rural Action, February 1978
Service Award, State Committee on the Life and History of Black Georgians, February 1978, 1979
Conference Grant, “Rural Poverty in Georgia,” Committee for the Humanities in Georgia, March 1978
Elected Chairman, Third Annual Helen G. Edmonds History Colloquium, April 1978
Student Government Association’s Service Award, 1977-1978, Fort Valley State College, May 26, 1978
Carter G. Woodson Award for Best Article Published in the Journal o(Negro History, 1976- 1978
Chairman’s Award, State Committee on the Life and History of Black Georgians, February 7, 1979
Colloquium Grant Southern Education Foundation, April 1980
The Fort Valley State College National Alumni Association Award, April 26, 1980
Conference Grant, “The Crime Wave in Georgia,” Committee for the Humanities in Georgia, January 1981
The Helen G. Edmonds History Colloquium Award, March 8, 1982
Grant for Series of Public Forums, “The Black Church in Historical Perspective,” Georgia Endowment for the Humanities, September 1982-May 1963
- Outstanding Young Men of.America. 1972
- Dictionary of International Biography, 1973 Outstanding Educators of.America, 1974-1975
- Men of Achievement, 1975
- Notable Americans of the Bicentennial Era, 1975-1976
- Personalities of the South, 1976
- Who’s Who of Work Professors, 1977
- Directory of American Scholars, 1978
Consultative and Educational Services:
Served on the Committee which drafted the CLEP Afro-American History Examination, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, February 1972.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Evaluation Visiting Committee, Roosevelt High School, Atlanta, Georgia, October 29- 31, 1972.
Member, Advisory Committee on the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia to Select a President for the Fort Valley State College, 1972-1973.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Evaluation Visiting Committee, South-West High School, Macon, Georgia, April 8-11, 1973.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Evaluation Visiting Committee, Central High School, Macon, Georgia, March 8-11, 19 73.
Consultant, Institute for Teaching and Learning, Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia, 1975.
Curriculum Specialist, Consortium for Teaching and Learning, Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia, 1975.
Panelist, Southern Rural Action Community Forums, Fort Valley, Georgia, November 16, 1977; February 8, 1978.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Evaluation Visiting Committee, Griffin-Spalding School System, April I 0-12, 1978.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Evaluation Visiting Committee, D. F. Douglass High School, Montezuma, Georgia, April 17-19, 1978.
Member, Affirmative Actions Advisory Committee, Warner Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, 1978.
Member, University System of Georgia Board of Regents· Fort Valley State College – Macon Junior College Community Liaison Desegregation Committee, 1978.
Consultant, Georgia Department of Archives and History, Community Service Programs, Atlanta, June 28, 1979.
Chairman, Third Annual Helen G. Edmonds History Colloquium and Scholarship Fund, 1978-1979, North Carolina Central University, Durham.
Member, Research Team of the Georgia Agri-Rama Authority, Tifton, Georgia.
Member_ Board of Advisors, Dictionary of Georgia Biography. Advisory Reviewer, Journal of Negro History.
Director, “Crime Wave in Georgia: A Symposium on Race and Sex,” to be funded by the Committee for the Humanities in Georgia.” January 15-17, 1980.
Reviewer and Panelist, National Endowment for the Humanities, Museums and Historical Organizations Programs.
Served as 1981 Chairman of Program Committee of Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
”Reconstruction in Bibb County, Georgia” 6ih Annual Meeting Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, Baltimore, Maryland, October 23, 1982.
Coordinator, Voter Registration and Education, Southern Regional Council, Fort Valley, Georgia, Summer, 1966.
Deputy Voter Registrar, Peach County, Georgia, 1971-1973. Co-Chairman, Peach County United Givers Fund, 1973.
Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, Member of Executive Council
Georgia Association of Historians, Chartered Member, 1973
Peach Area Professional Service, Incorporated, Chartered Member and Member of Board of Directors, 1977
Peach County Historical Society, Founder
Peach County Restorations, Incorporated, Chartered Member and member of Board of Directors
Phi Alpha Theta History Honorary Society, 1975
Southern Historical Association, Program Committee for 1980
State Committee on the Life and History of Black Georgians, Incorporated, Founding Member and Parliamentarian
The Helen G. Edmonds History Colloquium
Publications and Publishers:
Glory Road: The Visible Black Man in America. Middletown, Conn.: American Education Publications, 1971.
Light in the Valley: A Pictorial History of Fort Valley State College Since 1895, Virginia Beach, VA: Donning Company Publisher, 1996.
From Slavery to Freedom: A Pictorial History of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Since 1863. Virginia Beach, VA; Donning Publishers, 1998.
Articles and Book Chapters:
and W. Sherman Jackson, “‘Historical Views on Slavery,” NIP Magazine (June 1971), 23-27.
“‘Free Blacks in Antebellum Missouri, 1820-1860,” Missouri Historical Review, LXVIII (January 1973), 198-226.
‘The Education of Blacks in Missouri Prior to 1861,” Journal of Negro History, LIX (April 1974), 143-57.
‘”Henry A. Hunt and Black Agricultural Leadership in the New South,” Journal of Negro History, LX (October 1975, 464-79.
James H. Torbert: Another Forgotten Benefactor of Black People.” ;vegro History Bulletin, XXXIX (March 1976) 549-53.
“Henry Alexander Hunf s Crusade for Quality Education of Black Georgians,” The Xegro Education Review. XXVII April 1977). 85- 94.
“The Persistency of Colonization in Missouri,” Missouri Historical Review, LXXII (October 1977), 1-24.
”Slavery in Microcosm” Onslow County, North Carolina, Journal of Negro History, LXII October 1977), 339-50. Carter G. Woodson Award for “best article” in Journal between 1976-1978.
“Whites Sue for Desegregation in Georgia.: The Fort Valley State College Case,” Journal of Negro History, LXIV (Fall 1979), 316-41.
Slavery in Georgia, booklet prepared for public school use and funded by National Endowment for Humanities grant through the State Committee on Life and History of Black Georgians.
“Slavery in Missouri, 1920-1860,” in Encyclopedia of Black America, edited by W.A. Low and Virgil A. Clift. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1981.
“Segregated Higher Education in Georgia: The Historical Perspective,” Fort Valley State College Bulletin: Faculty Contributions to Education Number, XXX (Spring 1982).
“The Slave Family in Selected Middle Georgia Counties,” prepared as teaching unit for the Bibb County Public School System (April 1982).
“Henry Alexander Hunt,” in Dictionary of American Negro Biography, edited by Rayford W. Logan and Michael R Winston. (New York: W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1983.)
“White Students-Historically Black Fort Valley State College: A Study of Reverse Desegregation in Georgia,” Negro Educational Review, XXXIII, (July 6- October 1982), 112-34.
“Solomon Humphries,” entry in Dictionary of Georgia Biography, edited by Kenneth Coleman and Steve Gurr” (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1983).
James H. Torbert.” ibid
Edward Woodliff.” ibid. “Otis S. O’NeaL” ibid.
“Onslow County’s Black History,” in A History of Onslow County, North Carolina, edited by Tucker Littleton, to be announced.
“Macon, Georgia, 1823-1860: A Study of Urban Slavery” “The Education of Blacks Missouri Prior to 1861”
“Race and Politics in Peach County, Georgia, 1963-1978,” under consideration for publication.
“Black Reconstruction in Georgia,” in B1ack Reconstruction Revisited, edited by Thomas J. Davis, to be published by Greenwood Press, date to be announced.
“Black Education in Onslow County, North Carolina, A Brief History 1868-1966,” Journal of Georgia Association of Historians, XVIV (1998), 258-278.
“Henry Alexander Hunt,” American National Biography, New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Researched Papers and Lectures:
“Reverse Discrimination: Fact or Myth,” State Committee on Life and History of Black Georgians, Inc. (SCLHBG) – Committee for the Humanities in Georgia (CHG), Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia, February 8, 1978.
“Blacks in the Military during the American Revolutionary War,” Warner Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, February 17, 1978.
The Affective Side of Testing,” Albany State college – Committee for the Humanities in Georgia, “Problems and Prospects: The literacy Crisis in the Schools Program,” Fort Valley State College, Georgia, April 8, 1978.
“Peach County Economy: Past, Present and Future,” Peach County Economic Development Forum. Bank of Fort Valley, July 25, 1978.
Black Students – Historically White Colleges and Universities,” Middle Georgia College. Cochran, Georgia, February 27, 1979.
Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment,” Scott Candler Public Library, Decatur, Georgia, February 13, March 20, 1979.
“The Meaning of Bakke,” Booker T. Washington Community Center, Macon, Georgia, May 24, 1979.
“The American Slave Father and Manhood: A Historical Reinterpretation.” Washington University, St. Louis, February 25, 1980.
“Black Scholar as College President: Horace Mann Bond’s Fort Valley State College Years, 1939-1945” presented at the 4th Annual Helen G. Edmonds History Colloquium, Durham, North Carolina, March 7-8, 1980.
Black Americans in the Nineteenth Century; Commented on Nell Irvin Painter of University of Pennsylvania paper entitled “Millennial Aspects of the Exodus to Kansas of 1879” 40th Annual Meeting the Southern Historical Association, Dallas
Texas, Saturday, November 9, 1974. Donnie D. Bellamy, Fort Valley State College.
Research for Publication in Process
Henry Alexander Hunt: A Biography of Agricultural and Educational Leadership, To be published by University of Georgia Press.
History of The Fort Valley State College, 1890-1990: The First 100 Years.
“Solomon Humphries: Black Capitalist of Antebellum Macon, Georgia.” “Austin Thomas Walden and the Civil Rights Movement in Georgia.”
“Another Black Mayor in Dixie: Rudolph J. Carson and Racial Politics in Fort Valley, Georgia, 1972-1982.”
“Black Reconstruction in Bibb County, Georgia, 1860-1880.”