Featured Posts

ARTICLES & MEDIA

Featured

WBEZ: The Legacy of Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

July 23, 2020

1/8
Please reload

July 23, 2020

"Legendary civil rights leader and longtime Georgia Congressman John Lewis died Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80.

Reset takes a closer look at Lewis’ life and legacy, and how it resonates with today’s protest moment.

GUEST: Duchess Harris, professo...

July 20, 2020

In this interview with Ayesha Hazarika for Times Radio UK, Harris discusses the importance of John Lewis' legacy, including the importance of his role in the March on Washington, and how his leadership influenced the next generation of activists. 

>> Listen to the in...

July 20, 2020

How can our library collections shine light on making invisible history visible? Watch this online group discussion about the importance of curating books that reflect and offer insight into race relations in American history.

July 20, 2020

With current protests and calls to defund or abolish the police, it is critical to understand the deeper structural issues that cause racism to perpetuate in policing. Professor Duchess Harris, American Studies, talks about the historical institutions and laws that und...

July 4, 2020

"The killing of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia gave momentum to anti-lynching legislation that is currently stalled in the U.S. Congress. Reset takes a comparative look at the past and present of America’s anti-lynching movement.

GUEST: Duchess Harris, professor of...

June 19, 2020

 "...DUCHESS HARRIS: White people need to learn that as much as you want to say that you do not see color, you must see color in terms of what your behavior is around all public policy issues. The late, great novelist James Baldwin said: I'm not sure if you're a racist...

June 18, 2020

...“The important thing for people to note is what it means when a black mayor has leadership in what is essentially a white city,” Harris said. “That’s what St. Paul has to come to terms with. Can they listen to this black man?”

>> Read the article now

June 15, 2020

In this webinar available on demand, Duchess Harris explores the Calvin Snapp Story with Literacy for Texas.

>> Watch the webinar now

June 7, 2020

As protests reach their 10th day across the country we're asking where do today’s protests sit in the history of demonstrations in this country calling for racial equality, civil rights and social justice? And what's next? We seek to understand the present, where we've...

June 7, 2020

...The parallel I make is to Red Summer. You get the Spanish flu in 1918​, then​ in the summer of 1919 you get en masse race rebellions in the ​N​orth​, ​and it’s for several reasons. There is economic competition—black men have fought in World War I and have migrated...

Please reload

Recent Posts
Please reload

Archive