Academic Colonialism

When I began my career teaching literature at the University of Minnesota in 1964, I lectured.  That’s how I’d been taught as an undergraduate and graduate student, occasionally by brilliant lecturers who gave me hoards of facts and concepts, some of which...

5130 Holly Court

Recently I was in Birmingham with a close friend.  We’d flown into the city so we could drive to Montgomery to experience the Legacy Memorial and accompanying museum focused on lynchings in America.  My friend asked if I’d show her where I was born....