British History · diaspora · history · music

music and race in the uk

You know it’s getting getting getting kinda hectic (Snap/The Power for us old skul types) when you are prepping for a new course called “Race and Music in the UK”, your first for your university’s  Alabama at Oxford study abroad program, and a pile of books to be considered keeps getting taller and taller. How… Continue reading music and race in the uk

American History · Historic Sites

visits to historic sites went well

I had a blast on yesterday visiting four historic sites – the Old Tavern, Capitol ruins, Jemison Van de Graaff Mansion and the old L & N railroad station (present-day 301 Bistro, Bar and Beer Garden)  – in Tuscaloosa with my Antebellum America class. It was hot, but we got through it. One highlight was… Continue reading visits to historic sites went well

miami · Zora Neale Hurston

ASWAD paper on Zora in Williamsburg

So excited to see the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) program. My paper on Zora Neale Hurston’s time in Florida from December 1949 through the summer od 1950 will be read at 10:15am-12pm November 6 in Piedmont Room B, Williamsburg Lodge. Hurricane Dorian is reminding me of her surviving a… Continue reading ASWAD paper on Zora in Williamsburg