Lecture Series Speaker: Dr. Max Krochmal

Max headshot from Endeavors-1b57350930797a7cdd57d4bb522af56cYou are invited to hear Dr. Max Krochmal talk about the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project: A First Look.

Monday, November 2
5 PM
Lizard Lounge, Mary Couts Burnett Library

Not one but two civil rights movements flourished in mid-twentieth century Texas and they did so in intimate conversation with one another. While most research on American race relations has utilized a binary analytical lens—examining either “black” vs. “white” or “Anglo” vs. “Mexican”— the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project collects, interprets and disseminates new oral history interviews with members of all three groups.

Since 2013, the project has brought together faulty, staff and students at TCU, UNT, UTA and universities across Texas to conduct a statewide study of the African American and Mexican American civil rights movements. In the summer of 2015, our researchers conducted a more than 110 new interviews over two months of full-time work in Dallas/Fort Worth, across East Texas and all along the U.S.-Mexico border from Brownsville to El Paso. Clips from the interviews are being uploaded to the project website, www.crbb.tcu.edu and the full files will also be archived and made accessible in TCU’s Special Collections and online via the Portal to Texas History. The project recently won a Collaborative Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to extend its reach to more than a dozen new field sites beginning in the summer of 2016.

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