I spilled liquid on my Macbook Pro keyboard last week. I did what the man in the Youtube clip said. I turned off the power. I turned it over to drain it. I did not touch it for two days. I prayed. I prayed a lot. On the third day, it worked. Keys are still… Continue reading musings
My thoughts on what I’d save during the Cold War in aftermath of a nuclear attack made it on RadioLab. Context offered 24 minutes in. I’m about 28 minutes in. Whoa! Thank you, Simon Adler, show producer! Yes, a recording of Mahalia Jackson singing The Lord’s Prayer at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival is… Continue reading radiolab interview…still pinching myself
Esther’s ”only luxury was idleness.” – Saidiya Hartman I almost did not do a blog entry for the last reading for my “Gender, Race and Urban Space” class. Sometimes there are no words to describe the hurdles faced by folk who meet at the intersection of every ugly thing believed to be true about womanhood… Continue reading how to give words
It is always wonderful to have the chance to share my students’ discoveries. Happy to say excerpts from the capstone papers in my “Antebellum America Swagger” (HY 430) course are now up. Because of the pandemic, we are using this digital sharing to give students an opportunity to see each other’s work. They were charged… Continue reading antebellum america swagger site up
It’s not often I post on the same day. Had to share that I just heard about the Easter Sunday passing of Dr. Sarah Wiggins, Professor of History, Emerita, University of Alabama. Since I arrived in Tuscaloosa in 2012, she has spoken to both my “American Civilization to 1865” survey class and my “Antebellum America”… Continue reading sarah
While prepping for today’s live interview with Brandon Thompson, Director of Gorgas House, I went through some old files and found a couple of photographs I wore to Ian Crawford’s tribute to the Battle of New Orleans. I recall being concerned about the politics of wearing a dress that a woman of African descent with… Continue reading memories of a dress
I’ll be speaking live 10 am tomorrow about using local histories and other matters related to my teaching, service and research with UA Museums tomorrow. Web link on flyer.