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Arvarh Eunice Strickland, American history professor.


Strickland, Arvarh Eunice was born on July 6, 1930 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States. Son of Eunice and Clotiel (Marshall) Strickland.


Bachelor, Tougaloo College, 1951. Master of Arts, University Illinois, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1962.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Tougaloo College, 2007.


Teacher Hattiesburg Schools, 1951-1952. Instructor Tuskegee Institute, 1955-1956. Principal supervisor Madison County Schools, Canton, Mississippi, 1956-1959.

Assistant professor history Chicago State University, 1962-1965, associate professor history, 1965-1968, professor, 1968-1969, University Missouri, Columbia, 1969-1996, professor emeritus, since 1996, chairman department history, 1980-1983, interim director black studies program, 1994-1996, senior faculty associate, Office of V.P. academy affairs, 1987-1988, associate vice president academy affairs, 1989-1991.



It is vital to meet and worship with other Christians in order to grow in the Christian life and to understand what is God's will for people and for their communities.


People sometimes argue that involvement in political life involves getting our hands dirty, so is something Christians should avoid. But God is present in everything, including political institutions.


Methodist member is very much a folk theologian who should speak 'plain truth to plain people'.


Commissioner Planning and Zoning, Columbia, Missouri, 1977-1980, Boone County Home Rule Charter, 1982, Missouri Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission, 1988-1989. Co-chairman Mayors Committee to Commemorate Contributions of Black Columbians, Columbia, 1981. Member executive subcommittee Mayor's Ad Hoc Election '82 Committee, 1982.

Board directors Harry S. Truman Library Institute, 1987-1996, University of Missouri-Columbia Health Systems, since 2003. Member Organization American Historians, American History Association, Association Study Afro-American Life and History (Carter Godwin Woodson Scholars medallion 1999), Southern History Association, State History Society Missouri (Distinguished Service award 1997), Boone County History Society (board directors 1998-2002, Second vice president 1999, 1st vice president 2000-2002), Kiwanis, Alpha Phi Alpha, Phi Alpha Theta (international vice president 1991-1993, president 1994-1995, chair advisory board 1996-1997, Distinguished Service award 1997, Columbia Values Diversity award, 2005).


Married Willie Pearl Elmore, June 17, 1951. Children: Duane Arvarh, Bruce Elmore.

Eunice Strickland

Clotiel (Marshall) Strickland

Willie Pearl Elmore

Duane Arvarh Strickland

Bruce Elmore Strickland