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Booker T. Washington Checks Out of a Hotel…

1903 was a particularly difficult year for African Americans, as described in Douglas Blackmon’s book,¬†Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World¬†War II. In that year alone, at least 85 African Americans were … Continue reading

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Teaching Angels in America

One of my favorite texts to teach is Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, which comes at the end of my 20th c. American Literature course. I use the text to introduce postmodernism as the last major literary style/genre we study, … Continue reading

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Dealing with a Campus “Incident”

As a college professor and before that, a graduate student, I have long expected that at some point, I would experience a campus incident. By “incident,” I mean a shooting or other serious campus-wide emergency. It’s not that I lay … Continue reading

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Information Literacy

I was recently pointed toward this short blog post about the difficulties of assuming information literacy in our students, whether they are of a younger generation who has grown up with iPhones and easy access to the internet, or whether … Continue reading

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