Ryan Franklin, one of my colleagues, teaches a Graphic History course every year. For the class, Franklin chooses various graphic novels and memoirs that focus on historical events and individuals to teach students about historiography and research. One of the books he uses is Jonathan Fetter-Vorm and Ari Kelman’s Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War (2015). When I saw this book … Read More Thread in Jonathan Fetter-Vorm and Ari Kelman’s “Battle Lines”
About a year ago, I was in a book club where we read discussed White Jesus: The Architecture of Racism in Religion and Education. During our conversations, we learned about The American Patriot’s Bible, edited by Dr. Richard G. Lee. The Patriot’s Bible, as the subtitle says, shows “The Word of God and the Shaping of America,” clearly marrying the United States to a … Read More White Supremacy and The American Patriot’s Bible
Last Thursday, I shared a guest post by Jennifer Morrison where she spoke about her own experiences last month at Festival Internationle when a white woman began speaking with her about the statue of Confederate General Alfred Mouton that stands on the corner of Jefferson Street and Lee Avenue in Lafayette, LA. Her interaction with the woman comes at a time when the city … Read More What do these “monuments” say about our history?
Recently, I went to see Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film, The Hateful Eight. During the lead up to the film’s release, I saw discussions that said the movie provides a commentary on current race relations in the United States. While I see this, partly, I do not wish to focus on that aspect because in order to do so, I feel that I need to … Read More Quentin Trantino’s "The Hateful Eight" and Reconciliation?