David Hamilton Golland, Ph.D.

Now Airing on C-Span3's American History TV:
The Oral History of Affirmative Action:
Reconstructing the Philadelphia Plan and Arthur Fletcher


 



Now in Paperback from the University Press of Kansas:
A Terrible Thing to Waste: Arthur Fletcher and the Conundrum of the Black Republican

  • 2020-21 Washburn University iRead (freshman common read) selection

    Arthur Fletcher (1924-2005) was the most important civil rights leader you've (probably) never heard of. The first Black player for the Baltimore Colts, the father of affirmative action and adviser to four presidents, he coined the United Negro College Fund's motto: "A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste." Modern readers might be surprised to learn that Fletcher was also a Republican. Fletcher's story, told in full for the first time in this book, embodies the conundrum of the post-World War II Black Republican—the civil rights leader who remained loyal to the party even as it abandoned the principles he espoused.

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    February 23-26, 2022
    43rd Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Journey and Race: Cultural Appropriation in Corporate Rock

     


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    11/20/21: Critical Race Theory
    It's time to stop arguing about Critical Race Theory and start trying to actually end structural racism.

     


     
    February 25-27, 2022
    Florida Conference of Historians Annual Meeting
    Tampa, Florida
    Journey and Race: Cultural Appropriation in Corporate Rock

     


     
    April 13-16, 2022
    2022 Popular Culture Association Annual Conference
    Seattle, Washington
    Virtual Appearance
    Journey and Race: Cultural Appropriation in Corporate Rock

     



    Current Class:
    HIST4100: Beyond the Dream: Current Black Social Issues
    Governors State University
    Fall Semester, 2021
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-4:15
    Room C3380


    Examines issues in education, politics, business, economics, social life, and the arts as they relate to developments in the black community since the Civil Rights Era. The African American Community comprises a major community in the United States today and throughout history and is of particular interest to the residents of Chicago's Southland. The Civil Rights Era set the stage for major cultural accomplishments. This course examines and explores those accomplishments in the context of a society that continues to struggle with its racial diversity. Intended for history majors, secondary education majors (particularly those in the social sciences concentration), elementary education majors, early childhood education majors, and other interested undergraduates.

     



    Current Class:
    HIST1110: History of the U.S. to 1865
    Governors State University
    Fall Semester, 2021
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:15
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30-12:45
    Room C3380


    Provides a historical examination of the United States from the founding of the colonies through Reconstruction with special emphasis on connections between historical transformations and issues of race, class, gender, religion, nation-building, economic development and modernization, and the sectional conflict. Familiarity with the historical developments in the United States is critical to a nuanced and complex understanding of the United States and it's place in the world today. This is a required course for history majors and fills a requirement for students majoring in elementary, early childhood, and secondary education. This course also meets the Humanities General Education requirement.

     



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