Katharine Gerbner, McKnight Land-Grant Professor in the History Department and historian of religion, is interviewed in a new PBS series airing on February 18 and 23. This series reveals the broad history and culture of the Black church and explores African American faith communities on the frontlines of hope and change.
The coronavirus pandemic will live not only in our memories but also in our history books. How does COVID-19 compare to other infectious diseases? What other implications does it have for our societies? In this series, faculty experts reflect on what we can learn from past epidemics and how we might change in response to this one.
The IHRC is excited to present the IMMIGRANTS IN COVID AMERICA project, a timely resource and website that documents the health, economic, and social impact of COVID-19 on immigrants and refugees in the United States.
During the first conversation in the Katie Sample Series, community gathered to hear from three iconic elders and educators focusing on Black history and identity, teacher preparation, what's needed to create and sustain equity in education.
History professor William Jones, author of The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights, discusses the historic March on Washington 57 years later in an article from USA TODAY.
Associate Professor Tracey Deutsch was quoted in an article for Yahoo News on activists who are going on a hunger strike to spur action in the case of Breonna Taylor, a Black medical worker who was killed by police in March 2020.
Citing coronavirus concerns, the E.U. did not include the United States, which has had more coronavirus deaths and infections than any other country, on a recent list of approved nations. Professor Erika Lee writes this article for the Washington Post.
Instructors from the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies (SPPT) and the Department of History explain how integrating Story Maps technology into their courses has helped their students develop cultural competency and spatial thinking. “These projects situated those cultural products and practices in their specific places in a way that was completely understandable to their classmates because of the map,” says Cecily Brown.