Dr. Willie Griffin is a civil rights scholar, educator and Charlotte native. Before becoming Staff Historian at the Levine Museum of the New South, Willie served as Assistant Professor of African American History at The Citadel. His undergraduate time at Morehouse College focused on African American studies, his master’s work in history was at Morgan State University, and his doctorate in U.S. history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill allowed him an opportunity to produce a groundbreaking biography of Trezzvant W. Anderson, an unsung Charlotte native, journalist and remarkable national civil rights figure.
When Willie is not writing or working on behalf of the Levine Museum of the New South he is spending as much quality time as he can with his wife and three children. They love eating good food, laughing, and playing together. Willie’s favorite programs on 90.7FM are Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins, 1A, Here & Now, and Fresh Air.