Frederick Douglass’s Loyal Slaves

Tomorrow my American Studies classes will begin to discuss Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read it, but I still look […]

Upcoming Talks

This new year is already shaping up to be a busy one for me.  My work with teachers continues, which gives me a great deal of satisfaction.  I try to […]

Just Say What You Mean

As a teacher I am a big fan of assigning short analytical reviews.  At some point during the year my students must review websites, articles by historians, historical documentaries and […]

C-SPAN Visits Monument Avenue

This is a wonderful overview of Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia.  It’s one of my favorite places to bring my students to discuss the intersection between historical memory, race, and […]