Dallas ISD Board Votes To Scrap Names of Confederate Leaders From Schools

Candy's Dirt Originally Posted: September 29, 2017 The discussion was at times contentious, but overall, Dallas Independent School District trustees were unified in their desire to change the names of four schools currently named for Confederate leaders. The board voted unanimously to require schools named after Albert Sidney Johnson, Robert E. Lee, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and William L. Cabell to change their names. A fifth school, John B. Hood Middle School, changed its name to Piedmont G.L.O.B.A.L. Academy last year. As expected, there was plenty of spleens vented during the time afforded for public comment at the beginning of the meeting. In the end, those speaking about the subject were fairly evenly split for and against. “Your resolution creates a new and separate set of [...]

By | 2017-10-04T08:23:05+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on Dallas ISD Board Votes To Scrap Names of Confederate Leaders From Schools

Listen: Neil Foley, History, Racism towards Latinos: Past, present, and future

Ballpark Podcast Originally Posted: September 27, 2017 The current US president is not the first American leader to use inflammatory rhetoric about Latinos and push anti-immigration policies, but Donald Trump’s presidency has certainly brought these issue to the forefront of American politics. This episode we’re diving into the fear, resentment, and history behind racism towards Latinos, and in doing so, we’ll see that this is far from a recent phenomenon. This episode features Neil Foley, Robert and Nancy Dedman Endowed Chair in History at Southern Methodist University. He the author of Quest for Equality: The Failed Promise of Black-Brown Solidarity and Mexicans and the Making of America, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2015. Our discussion includes Susannah Crockford, Research Officer for Inform and [...]

By | 2017-09-27T12:52:06+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on Listen: Neil Foley, History, Racism towards Latinos: Past, present, and future

David Weber, Dedman emeritus, first-person accounts of sites explore history, identity of the West in new book First Impressions

Albuquerque Journal Originally Posted: September 25, 2017 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico has a prominent and deserved presence in the newly released book “First Impressions: A Reader’s Journey to Iconic Places of the American Southwest.” That prominence is marked by the fact that seven of the 15 places referenced in the book are in the state. The seven have imbued New Mexico with its recognizable enchantment ——Santa Fe, Acoma Pueblo, Zuni Pueblo, Carlsbad Caverns, Chaco Canyon, El Morro/Inscription Rock and the Taos Valley; the latter is really three iconic sites in one —— Taos Pueblo, the town of Taos and Ranchos de Taos. As you can see, in this context “place” is broadly defined. Likewise, the meaning of book’s title. “First Impressions” refers to the [...]

By | 2017-09-26T07:59:15+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on David Weber, Dedman emeritus, first-person accounts of sites explore history, identity of the West in new book First Impressions
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