Teaching Slavery and Its Legacy Offers Unique Possibilities

by Hilary Green, Department of Gender and Race Studies Teaching slavery and its legacy offers unique possibilities. Since initial construction to April 4, 1865, the labor of enslaved men, women, and children had an integral role in shaping the University of Alabama (UA). By embracing this history and legacy in my classroom, I engage my […]

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Student Perspectives: Civility, Dialogue, and Inclusion

Lane McLelland, director of Crossroads Community Center, asked students how they wish to experience civility, inclusion, and dialogue in the classroom. Here’s what they had to say. Consider the classroom space “Simply rearranging the classroom space can astronomically enhance the civility and inclusivity of a classroom. Traditional classrooms tend to not only be intimidating but […]

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Diversity in Field Research

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In their recent posts, Jo Weaver and Chris Lynn considers how field work effects the family and how it’s difficult to teach because it depends more on relationships than technical know-how. In “Talking about Race with ‘White Person Bias,’” Weaver notes that social tension shapes teaching and field research, and she asks researchers to re-examine their authority. […]

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