Opinion

Doctoral Student Blake Scott Ball Publishes Piece with al.com’s Opinion Section.

Doctoral student Blake Scott Ball’s “A brief history of Mountain Brook picking on Birmingham” appears in today’s edition of al.com‘s Opinion section. “Making a decent wage in Alabama in 2016 is hard enough. With an unemployment rate higher than the national average to start the new year, many working class Alabamians are anxious about whether […]

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Graduate Student Examines Link Between Charlie Brown and Charlie Hebdo.

Blake Ball, a graduate student in The University of Alabama History Department, wrote a recent editorial for al.com examining the use of Charles Schultz’s “Charlie Brown” character from the Peanuts comic strip during the European response to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack. Read the piece on AL.com. Blake Scott Ball is an Alabama native and […]

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