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Rodney L. Hurst, Sr.

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Rodney Lawrence Hurst, Sr. is a father, a grandfather, a great-grandfather, a civil rights activist, a Black historian, and the author of two award-winning books: It was never about a hot dog and a Coke®! A personal account of the 1960 sit-in demonstrations in Jacksonville, Florida and Ax Handle Saturday; and Unless WE Tell It…It Never Gets Told! Never Forget Who You Are: Conversations about Racism and Identity Development, with Dr. Rudy Jamison, is his third book.

Rudy F. Jamison Jr., Ed.D.


Dr. Rudy F. Jamison Jr. currently works as faculty and Assistant Director of the Center for Urban Education and Policy in University of North Florida’s College of Education and Human Services. Dr. Jamison’s academic interests include: Black leadership development, community organizing, diversification of teacher education, culturally responsive teaching/leadership, career mobility, developmental relationships, self-monitoring, and nigrescence. Dr. Jamison is committed to advancing consciousness around equity, racism, and social justice in ways that assess, challenge, and support a more virtuous humanity. 

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