Category: lillian e smith

Collaboration of the Dream

In October 2019, the Lillian E. Smith Center hosted “Celebrating Lillian Smith,” a symposium commemorating the 75th anniversary of Strange Fruit. Last October, we hosted “Untangling Whiteness: Reflection and Action,” a virtual conference that explored the constructions of whiteness and ways for us to works towards a more equitable society for all. This coming Thursday, March 4, the Lillian E. Smith Center will host … Read More Collaboration of the Dream

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Same Wolf, Different Clothes: White Evangelicals and Critical Race Theory

Note: This post originally appeared on Arc Digital on November 20, 2020. On August 18, 1963, 10 days before Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have A Dream” speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, an article entitled “Our Laws Must Be Upheld” appeared in The Shreveport Times. The author derided the “Negro rights” revolution, writing that there has been “increasing … Read More Same Wolf, Different Clothes: White Evangelicals and Critical Race Theory

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“Transmission of Racist Thought” Syllabus

Over the past few years, I have thought about the transmission of racist thoughts, the myriad ways in which racism gets passed down from generation to generation and transmitted from person to person across the centuries and decades. I’ve thought about how we need to sever this circuit, breaking it in twain so that the information stops before the transmission occurs. If we cannot … Read More “Transmission of Racist Thought” Syllabus

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“Dope with Lime” LES Center Podcast Season 2: Part II

In the last post, I wrote about the first three episodes of “Dope with Lime,” the Lillian E. Smith Center’s podcast series that I have been doing this past year. Today, I want to share with you the last three episodes of season two. These episodes include conversations with Karen Branan, Chuck Brown, and Marie Cochran. We talk about a wide range of topics … Read More “Dope with Lime” LES Center Podcast Season 2: Part II

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“Dope with Lime” LES Center Podcast Season 2

Over the past few weeks, I have been recording and sharing the latest season of the Lillian E. Smith Center’s “Dope with Lime,” a podcast I started as an initiative for the center. For each episode, I speak with individuals about their work, Smith, and other topics. We are almost done with season two, so I wanted to take a moment and share with … Read More “Dope with Lime” LES Center Podcast Season 2