Throwback to my first trip to New York City last November. Seeing the Statue of Liberty and walking across the Brooklyn Bridge were amazing experiences, and fulfilled two of my childhood dreams. I didn't expect a hurried pass through a nondescript subway station to become another memorable experience. As my husband Rafael and I rushed … Continue reading #TBT Museums in the Subway?
At around 8:30 in the morning on June 24, 2015, the Confederate flag disappeared from the Alabama capitol building. But it wasn't an act of theft or vandalism. The previous day, Alabama governor Robert Bentley had ordered the flag removed from the capitol grounds in response to Dylann Roof’s massacre of nine African American church … Continue reading Culture War: Confederate Symbols in the Twenty-First Century.
I'm excited to announce my new blog, History in Public! The purpose of this site is to explore and discuss the intersection of history and current events, and how historians (both inside and outside the academy) communicate their passion for the past to the public. I hope you'll follow along with me!