An urban humanities initiative in partnership with the Mellon Foundation, the Center for the Humanities, and the Sam Fox School at Washington University in St. Louis. Under its auspices, Profs. Caitlyn Collins, Patty Heyda, and I have been collaborating on a curricular design project “Inequality and the City.” The project will culminate in a community-based research capstone course for undergraduate students in Sociology, Architecture, and Urban Design.
A progressive K-6 school in St. Louis’ Central West End, New City was founded on a commitment to diversity, equity, and justice. I have worked with social studies teacher Stephanie Teachout-Allen on curricular initiatives ranging from the removal of the Confederate Monument from Forest Park to school desegregation policy. Click here to listen to Stephanie and I speak to “St. Louis on the Air” host Don Marsh about using Confederate monument controversies as a teaching tool.
The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation works in communities and classrooms, in Mississippi and beyond, to support a movement of racial equity and wholeness as a pathway to ending and transcending all division and discrimination based on difference.
Directed by Professor Margaret Burnham and housed at Northeastern University’s Law School, the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) conducts research and supports policy initiatives on anti-civil rights violence in the United States and other miscarriages of justice of that period. CRRJ serves as a resource for scholars, policymakers, and organizers involved in various initiatives seeking justice for crimes of the civil rights era. Click here to read an essay I contributed on the KKK’s history in Mississippi as part of the CRRJ’s investigation of the 1965 Klan-perpetrated murders of Charles Moore and Henry Dee in Frankiin County, Mississippi.