In just his third year as associate professor of history at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus of Montgomery College, Vincent Intondi has already brought numerous national dignitaries and leaders to campus to enrich the lives and the educational experience of the college community.
Earlier this month in honor of African American History Month, Intondi orchestrated a community event and discussion with Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X. The event was attended by hundreds of students and community members. Shabazz is the third daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. She is a community organizer, social activist, and motivational speaker.
Professor Intondi has a deep passion for teaching and uses his national connections to bring impressive speakers directly to students. Previously, he has hosted former NAACP president Ben Jealous on campus as well as Terrance Roberts, one of nine students who had to rely on the National Guard to access Central High School in Little Rock, AK after it was desegregated in 1957.
Intondi is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. He is currently on tour promoting his book: African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement.
He holds a BA in economics from SUNY Potsdam (1997), an MA in history from SUNY Oswego (2003), and a PhD in history from American University (2009). In 2009, Intondi was named the Director of Research for American University’s Nuclear Studies Institute in Washington, DC. As Director of Research, Intondi annually teaches in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
He has just begun researching his next book, which will focus on the role, lives, and contributions of gay black activists in the Black Freedom Movement. Intondi contends that the country would not have had a Black Freedom Movement from the Harlem Renaissance to the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter without the inclusion, work, and activism of those who are LGBTQ and African American.