First heard this song in my first graduate program. When the words resonate, I cannot help but dance to them. …But have you ever had that moment in life when everything was cool?
First week of new school year went well. As I revise my present manuscript, I smile at the hoopla in Alabama over tomorrow’s University of Miami and University of Florida game. I am a Miami alum, having attended when we were first winning national championships in the eighties. Above is a picture of my second… Continue reading new school year and The U
I just made this image my desktop screensaver. It is a still from Julie Dash’s 1991 film Daughters of the Dust, which chronicles the experiences of a Gullah family who live on a “sea island” off the coast of Georgia. Most of them are preparing to move inland to cities to enhance, in their best… Continue reading survive
There have been many tributes to Toni Morrison in the past week following her passing at age 88. This excerpt from my dissertation, which spawned Remember Me to Miss Louisa , my first historical monograph, is one way of also acknowledging Morrison’s legacy on my own work: “[The newly freedwoman Avenia] White’s uneasiness might have also… Continue reading rest in peace, toni morrison