Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Geneseo History Major Involved in Major Digital Project on the Civil Rights Movement

For the past year, Geneseo Senior Todd Christensen has been working on the new online exhibit "One Person, One Vote: The Legacy of SNCC and the Fight for Voting Rights" through an internship with the SNCC Legacy Project based at Duke University. The website went live today and is full of valuable resources on the civil rights movement:

Todd is from Cazenovia, New York, and has been working with Professor Emilye Crosby for the past four years.  His senior honors thesis, which focused on the Mississippi Freedom Schools, connected to the SNCC Legacy Project.  You can read more about Todd's work here.

Todd was also interviewed for the 15 March "Rochester in Focus" program on WHEC-TV 10.  The video of Todd's segment is available here.  

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

2015 Teachers' Day

Continuing the tradition begun with last year's Teachers' Day, the department hosted fifty social studies educators from more than twenty western New York for a day of programs on Friday, 13 March.  Participants attended a teaching workshop on Latin American history led by Professors Ryan Jones, a workshop on modern American environmental history led by Professor Jordan Kleiman, and a keynote on "Six Things New Yorkers Should Know About the American Civil War".  This program was made possible thanks to the generous support of Joe and Elaine Bucci, whose contributions to the department allows us to offer this program free of charge to participants.

You can read the college's press release and learn more about the Teachers' Day program here.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Professors Adams and Behrend on Local NPR Station

Professor Cathy Adams and Justin Behrend appeared this week on "Connections with Evan Dawson", a radio program airing on Rochester NPR affiliate WXXI, to discuss perspectives on African-American history.  Behrend's recently-published book, Reconstructing Democracy, was discussed extensively.  You can read more about the program and listen to the conversation here.