Dr. Lesley Gordon, the Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History, appeared recently in episode two of the SMU Center for Presidential History’s The Past, The Promise, The Presidency, Season One: Race and the American Legacy! podcast, along with presidential historian Jon Meacham. Andrew Johnson was the lone southern senator to remain loyal to the Union at the outbreak of the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln rewarded his loyalty by first appointing him military governor of Tennessee, then making Johnson his […]
On Thursday, June 4, 2020 The University of Alabama hosted a virtual vigil to honor and remember black lives lost to racialized violence in the United States.
Historians from around the country gathered on Friday, March 22, to explore the intersection of race, gender, and war in a one-day symposium on military service in 19th & 20th-Century America. With more than sixty registered attendees, presenters discussed the role and place of African Americans and women in the American military experience during the past two centuries. There were three panels with multiple speakers, followed by Q & A sessions with the audience, a keynote address, and a closing […]
Mark your calendars for a one-day symposium hosted by Dr. Andrew Huebner, Dr. Lesley J. Gordon, and Dr. Holly Pinhiero on Friday, March 22, 2019. The symposium is entitled “Race and Gender Explorations: A Symposium on War and Military Service in 19th & 20th Century America,” and will explore the overlapping history of American military service, race, and gender. Fighting wars and fielding a military have long implicated the broader social contours of the United States. Our participants include Chad […]
Assistant Professor Sharony Green appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter recently to discuss the relationship between sports and race at The University of Alabama. Watch the segment below and read more about it at Dr. Green’s website.