Patricia Davis, a new associate professor of communication studies, has analyzed how black history museums have memorialized the experience of African Americans before, during, and immediately after the Civil War. Now she wants to explore the relationships forged between African American women who belonged to black women’s clubs in the early 20th century.
The sesquicentennial of the Civil War is an opportunity to revisit its legacy; the many ways that it continues to affect our society and culture. Here, Professor Ballard Campbell, an expert in American political history, discusses how the political divisions of the 1860s continue to resonate in our politics. Campbell is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians.