Modern African American History

Julian Hayter

Associate Professor of Leadership Studies, Julian Hayter, is a historian in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies whose research focuses on modern U.S. history, American political development, African-American history, and the American civil rights movement.

He is a leading expert on today's debate regarding Confederate Monuments, both in Richmond, Virginia, the former capital of the Confederacy and around the country.

Hayter has served on commissions such as Richmond's History and Culture Commission and Monument Avenue commission where he has served as an advisor on Richmond's Confederate monuments and other historical and cultural issues in the city.

He is the author of The Dream is Lost: Voting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia and is a sought after expert for his media commentary.

Contact director of media and public relations Sunni Brown at to connect with Hayter.