alabama · Civil War · tuscaloosa

students impress during visit to local Transportation museum

Great visit today to Tuscaloosa’s Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum. I am grateful to my colleague Katherine Edge, the museum’s Director, for always being so helpful. She generously discussed our shared past. I was also grateful to see how my colleague Dr. Hilary Green’s expertise figured into the exhibit. The current exhibit is a part… Continue reading students impress during visit to local Transportation museum

antebellum · archives · art · letters · teaching

taking it to the archive

I am so geeked today. My “Antebellum America” students and I will travel to the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library and to the Paul Jones Collection. Both are housed in our university’s Mary Harmon Bryant Hall. We have two goals. They will be invited to, first, think about how old letters and art are wonderful… Continue reading taking it to the archive

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