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
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
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
My sorority sister kindly pointed me to this video I’d earlier seen. Fitting as today is the 84th birthday of my late former father in law Grant Green. Happy Birthday, Grant! You’re keeping it funky!
Even if my words end up on the cutting room floor, it was so wonderful spending part of this Sunday morning with my dear colleague Hilary Green as we discussed Alabama history since the state (and Tuscaloosa) were founded in 1819. Such sharing in Tuscaloosa’s Capital Park was made possible by a visit from Michael… Continue reading discoveries