teaching

U.S. to 1865 students in the mix as well

Granted, we never know as professors whether a new assignment will work. In the University of Alabama’s College of Arts & Sciences, we encourage our students to be “active learners,” an idea on which I riff via my blog’s mission statement. The idea is that we want our students to analyze information rather than “parroting”… Continue reading U.S. to 1865 students in the mix as well

slavery

research project to me: “I’m still here”

Just when you think you have put a project in your rearview, it keeps coming back and saying, “I’m still here.” Today I have been responding to copy edit questions for a chapter I’ve contributed to an edited collection on Alabama women. The experiences of the freedwomen and girls in Ch. 5 of Remember Me… Continue reading research project to me: “I’m still here”

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harlem nights (and days) better with a good film

I arrived in New York for the Harlem International Film Festival (HIFF) a bit under the weather. Okay, I was totally busted. From the moment the plane took off in Birmingham until the moment it landed at LaGuardia, I knew and saw little. Fever, chills, nausea, aches, the works. And it’s only the fifth week… Continue reading harlem nights (and days) better with a good film

campus building names · slavery

Legacy of campus building names addressed at student-led event

Hats off to my colleague Hilary Green for her participation this evening on a panel addressing the legacy of names tied to University of Alabama buildings. This student-led event presented a range of approaches to how the university community might reflect on and make active decisions about the names of some buildings, especially ones tied… Continue reading Legacy of campus building names addressed at student-led event