How long have I studied this map and other things including postcards to better see Zora Neale Hurston’s days in Honduras? Her visit to Honduras in 1947 through 1948 and the time she spent in Miami in 1950 were part of the beginning of her darkest years. How do I find meaning in how she… Continue reading won the newberry fellowship
My husband always said “Limbs are made for climbing out on.” So, it was with pleasure I told students enrolled in my “Antebellum America Swagger,” a capstone research and writing class at the University of Alabama, these same words. I was not sure if they would understand how the word “swagger,” which has been in… Continue reading from the mouths of brilliant young people….swag
Me to a Grad Student: I’m so geeked. Even tho’ I can see some of the stuff online, I can’t wait to touch some archival papers at the University of Florida’s Smathers Libraries again. GS in so many words: I hear you, Dr. Green. I have held in my hand the thinnest folder containing a… Continue reading joy of the archive
Continued addressing the Vietnam War during my “American Civilization Since 1865” class. This song by Gil Scott Heron gets me in my feels about our vets. Shout-out to them for their service.
“What’s Going On?” That was an apt question in 1971 when Marvin Gaye released his pivotal album What’s Going On. It’s an apt question now. I am happy to share the video above tomorrow with my students as we turn to the Vietnam War and Counterculture movement. One of them told me today they’d fix… Continue reading mercy mercy me
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