Black Arts Movement Conference
On September 11, 2016, Ph.D. Candidate Cheryl Dong presented her paper, “Black Power GIs” at the Black Arts Movement Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The paper derived from her work on her Master’s thesis in history, which looked at the involvement of African American enlisted soldiers in creating black power ideology during the Vietnam War, particularly during the formative years of 1966-1968.
Public History Master’s Student Presents at SESAH
On September 30, Jason Norris, second year Master's student in Public History, presented a poster at the Annual Meeting of SESAH (pronounced like “seesaw”), the Southeast Chapter Society of Architectural Historians at Tulane University in New Orleans. This was the first poster session for SESAH, a relatively small organization, and Norris was honored to be participating. The session was organized by Dr. Catherine Zipf, of the Bristol Historical and Preservation Society in Rhode Island. She worked tirelessly to coordinate the posters from several states, including North Carolina, Virginia, Rhode Island, and Maryland.