empathy · slavery · University of Alabama

the horrors…the bridges…the stories

Tonight as I watch WGN’s “Underground” television drama, which poignantly addresses the issue of slavery by often featuring women on the run, I have in the back of my mind “Why Nott,” an event  I attended at the University of Alabama only a couple of hours ago. “Why Nott” was a culminating discussion concerning the history… Continue reading the horrors…the bridges…the stories

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Peek at art featured tomorrow in Breathe exhibit

It is an honor to present a few pieces of art in a faculty-curated exhibit inviting attention to how we breathe through events occurring in today’s world and in our own lives. If time permits, please join us tomorrow at noon for one hour in the University of Alabama Ferguson Center Art Gallery.   One… Continue reading Peek at art featured tomorrow in Breathe exhibit

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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