Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 57 years ago today

Fifty-seven years have passed since the ruling in this monumental Supreme Court case that overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and found laws for “separate but equal” black schools and white schools to be unconstitutional. While this decision was a huge move in the right direction in the Civil Rights movement, it was met with resistance by… Continue Reading Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 57 years ago today

Interview: Sal Castro and Mario T. Garcia on Grassroots Activism

Only dramatic action seems to be listened to in our society. Go for it. Blowout! Continue Reading Interview: Sal Castro and Mario T. Garcia on Grassroots Activism

A TEDx Talk by authors Thorp and Goldstein

Last week, Buck Goldstein and Holden Thorp, co-authors of Engines of Innovation: The Entrepreneurial University in the Twenty-First Century, gave a talk at the TEDxAshokaU event. Thorp is Chancellor at UNC Chapel Hill, where Goldstein serves as University Entrepeneur in Residence. The theme of the TEDx event was “Universities Driving Global Change,” and the authors… Continue Reading A TEDx Talk by authors Thorp and Goldstein

Up to Date in Kansas City

We welcome a guest post today from Joshua M. Dunn, author of Complex Justice: The Case of Missouri v. Jenkins. Dunn’s book explores the 1987 case that became the federal court’s most expensive attempt at school desegregation: Judge Russell Clark mandated tax increases to help pay for improvements to the Kansas City, Missouri, School District… Continue Reading Up to Date in Kansas City

Battle Without End: Raúl Ramos on the politics of Texas history

Today brings us a guest post from Raúl Ramos, author of Beyond the Alamo: Forging Mexican Ethnicity in San Antonio, 1821-1861. In his book, Ramos introduces a new model for the transnational history of the United States as he focuses on Mexican-Texan, or Tejano, society in a period of political transition beginning with the year… Continue Reading Battle Without End: Raúl Ramos on the politics of Texas history