alabama · photography · slavery

talk at Alabama Department of Archives and History went very well today

I had a great talk at the Alabama Department of Archives and History today even though I was running on fumes. Every copy of my book sold at the gift shop. There were wonderful questions from audience. So glad to see so many eager to discuss our complex past and present. The presentation largely focused… Continue reading talk at Alabama Department of Archives and History went very well today

higher education · teaching · women's history

on friendship, “woman” and the West

Okay, so the Miami Heat didn’t beat Toronto. I saw as much while waiting in Denver’s airport yesterday.¬† A Lebron-DWade match up would have been nice. Having just had a great time at the 48th Western Association of Women Historians (WAWH) meeting, I was not entirely bummed though. At this conference, I was reminded of… Continue reading on friendship, “woman” and the West

American History · intimacy

interracial intimacies podcast now up

The podcast for the January 26, 2016 talk on interracial intimacies with New York Times bestselling author Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Wayne State University Associate Professor of English Lisa Ze-Winters and University of Alabama Professor of English Trudier Harris is now available. It’s been more than a month since this difficult conversation. There will doubtless be others… Continue reading interracial intimacies podcast now up

Uncategorized

the difficult conversations

Next week – specifically, from 5 to 7 pm January 26 at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in Tuscaloosa – I will participate in a conversation about¬† “intimacy” across the color line with University of Alabama Professor of English Trudier Harris, Wayne State University Associate Professor of English Lisa Ze-Winters and Dolen Perkins-Valdez, New… Continue reading the difficult conversations