Young woman of color wearing a white hat and suit and pearl necklace standing in front of mics at a podium and signs with her name Ilhan State Representative in the background
02 May 2019

Anyone looking for insight into Ilhan Omar, the prominent freshman congresswoman from Minnesota, is apt to be both pleased and disappointed by Time for Ilhan.

Norah Shapiro’s documentary does a good job of explaining how...

Orange and black book cover that says Tigerland Wil Haygood
27 April 2019

Nineteen-sixty-eight was the like the runaway carousel in the Alfred Hitchcock movie Strangers on a Train. The Vietnam War, the assassinations of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and United States Senator (D-MA) Robert...

Oval with the word Survivor in the middle and a drawing of a guy with a torch and the words Outwit Outplay and Outlast on the perimeter
02 April 2019

When the TV show Survivor premiered in the spring of 2000, I was fascinated. Every time those plucky castaways gathered to vote another contestant off the island, my stomach was tied in knots. Would they finally get rid of that...

Purple circle with a drawing of a side view of a woman with curly hair and the words Black Girl Miracle
24 March 2019

Sunday, March 24, 5-8pm
Urban Arts Space, Lazarus building, 50 W. Town St.
#WomensHistoryMonth is HERE, and...

White book cover with a photo of the back of a man holding his arms out wide and the title of the book and author name
19 March 2019

The legacy of President Lyndon B. Johnson has been and forever shall be overshadowed by the war in Vietnam. But LBJ’s administration was about more than what he referred to as “that bitch of a war.” In the space of a little more than...

Book cover with black and white pictures of black men and women with words A More Beautiful and Terrible History
27 February 2019

My students often say to me that they aren’t clear what they should be highlighting when they are reading their texts or primary source documents.  I had a similar thought when I was reading A More Beautiful and Terrible History;...


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