Yesterday, I had the pleasure to participate in a panel –Why Nott?: A Scholarly Discussion of Building names. In speaking about Josiah C. Nott and his legacy enshrined in an University of Alabama academic building, I was able to bring another dimension of his life and legacy for education of black Alabamians and other marginalized communities through my work presented in Educational Reconstruction.
I was extremely grateful for the large turnout, provocative questions raised, and general interest in the book. I hope that the conversations do not end.
The panel and even my comments even warranted mention in the student newspaper (http://www.cw.ua.edu/article/2016/09/panel-debates-nott-hall-name-change).
Historian, educator, and informed citizen concerned about social justice, equity, and access.