University of Alabama

SportsCenter spotlights race and sports at the University of Alabama

I am in Denver at the American Historical Association’s annual meeting. Yesterday I was saddened to learn about the shooting in Ft. Lauderdale’s airport, a place through which I walked only eleven days ago to claim my luggage. That this incident took place in my home state hit home. I immediately wondered if people I… Continue reading SportsCenter spotlights race and sports at the University of Alabama

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making “space” in the year ahead

My interest in space, race and power carries over into my ongoing interest in the life of the late jazz guitarist Grant Green as revealed in a documentary on his life. The project, which I have been working on since 1994, premiered last September at the 11th annual Harlem International Film Festival. In the coming… Continue reading making “space” in the year ahead