Though many think of Appalachia as a homogenously Caucasian region, Althea Webb of Berea College explores the African American communities that have maintained a strong presence in the region for centuries.
Now that we have begun a new term for the President, it's a good time to reflect on how the Age of Obama has altered our public discourse, and may have even changed our perception of America.
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The book African American Women Chemists was inspired not only by the accomplishments of the scientists profiled, but by the mentors who guided them.
Jim Downs is Associate Professor of History at Connecticut College, where his research examines the history of race and medicine in the 19th century. He is, most recently, the author of the book Sick from Freedom (OUP, 2012), in which he explores the public health crisis that led to the deaths of thousands of newly-emancipated freedpeople. In this interview with the editors of AASC, Downs discusses the legacy of the Emancipation Proclamation, connections between the era of Reconstruction and the present day, and the varied reactions that his book has provoked since its release.
In her book African American Women Chemists (OUP, 2012), pioneering scientist Dr. Jeannette Brown profiles the trailblazing women of color who have helped to shape her field, including:
Pamela Felder, Ph.D, presents emerging professionals in higher education with a lesson plan that uses the HBO film Something the Lord Made to foster discussion about the issue of diversity and cultural awareness.
In 2012, 45 U.S. States and the District of Columbia adopted the new Common Core State Standards in K-12 public schools, emphasizing critical thinking and analytic reading in social studies. In the latest installment of Teacher Resources, Sarah Thomson, M.Ed., shows how educators can use AASC to create history lessons aligned with the new standards.
This new feature allows you to scroll through the tables of contents for each of the major reference works on the Oxford African American Studies Center, including the African American National Biography, Africana, Black Women in America, the Encyclopedia of African American History, as well as the newly added Dictionary of African Biography and the Encyclopedia of African Thought.