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Richard Allan Buckelew

educator , historian

Richard Allan Buckelew, American historian, educator. Certified EMT-paramedic University Texas Health Science Center. Recipient C. Vann Woodward award for Best Non-Fiction, University Arkansas Press, 1995; Mary Hudgins Research grantee, University Arkansas, 1996, 1997, Fulbright College Travel grantee, 1996, 1997, Summer Research grantee, Bethune-Cookman College, Research Foundation, 2003.


Buckelew, Richard Allan was born on May 17, 1961 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Son of Richard Estell and Virginia Anne Buckelew.


Bachelor in History, University Arkansas, Monticello, 1993. Doctor of Philosophy in History, University Arkansas, 1999.


Teaching assistant, instructor University Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1995—1999. Assistant professor, department chair Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Florida, since 1999.


  • Certified EMT-paramedic University Texas Health Science Center.


Each person is responsible before God for his or her own understanding of the Bible and is encouraged to work out his or her salvation with fear and trembling.


Church decisions should be made as openly as possible, giving opportunities for all to contribute. It is important for all views to be heard and taken seriously, especially where Christians disagree.


Member of Port Orange History Trust (associate), Halifax History Society (associate), Florida History Society (associate), American History Association (associate), Association for Study African American Life and History (associate), Arkansas History Association (associate), Southern History Association (associate), Phi Alpha Theta (life. Vice president 1998-1999).


  • Other Interests

    Travel, reading, sports, computers.


Married Kelly Ann McCrary, February 26, 1983. Children: Ryan Allan, David Michael, Bradley Keith, Brooks Andrew.

Richard Estell

Virginia Anne Buckelew

Kelly Ann McCrary

Ryan Allan Buckelew

David Michael Buckelew

Bradley Keith Buckelew

Brooks Andrew Buckelew


Religious liberty is not merely the right to remain in the religion of one’s birth, but includes the right of anyone to change his religious loyalties without fear of persecution.