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October 13, 2016
Friends of the TCU Library dinner honoring Jeff Guinn, the winner of the 2016 TCU Texas Book Award

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Presented twice a year, the FacultySpeak lecture series features TCU faculty members speaking on current events, their publications, or interesting topics in their field of study.


Monday, November 2, 2015
Max Krochmal, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History

Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project: A First Look

Lizard Lounge, Mary Couts Burnett Library
5:00 - 6:00 pm

Not one but two civil rights movements flourished in mid-twentieth century Texas and they did so in intimate conversation with one another. While most research on American race relations has utilized a binary analytical lens—examining either “black” vs. “white” or “Anglo” vs. “Mexican”— the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project collects, interprets and disseminates new oral history interviews with members of all three groups.

Since 2013, the project has brought together faulty, staff and students at TCU, UNT, UTA and universities across Texas to conduct a statewide study of the African American and Mexican American civil rights movements. In the summer of 2015, our researchers conducted more than 110 new interviews over two months of full-time work in Dallas/Fort Worth, across East Texas and all along the U.S.-Mexico border from Brownsville to El Paso. Clips from the interviews are being uploaded to the project website (crbb.tcu.edu) and the full files will also be archived and made accessible in TCU’s Special Collections and online via the Portal to Texas History. The project recently won a Collaborative Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to extend its reach to more than a dozen new field sites beginning in the summer of 2016.

All faculty, staff and students welcome!

Questions? Contact 817-257-6109 or s.dean@tcu.edu

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Previous Events

March 17, 2015
Friends of the TCU Library Annual Dinner
Featuring Peter Stark, adventure and exploration writer and author of
Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire, A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival
March 3, 2015
Dr. Peter L. Szok, Professor, Department of History
Restaurantes, rumba y más: A Gringo's Guide to Latino Fort Worth
October 14, 2014
Dr. Steffen Palko, Assistant Professor, College of Education
The Common Core Explained
February 25, 2014
Nick Bontrager, TCU Assistant Professor of New Media Art
Interdisciplinary Studio Art
November 1-30, 2013
The Swartz Brothers:
Fort Worth’s First Family of Photographers

Photo exhibit.
October 10, 2013
Dr. Bonnie Frederick, TCU Spanish & Hispanic Studies Professor
"How the Muslim-Influenced House Came to Texas."
Part of Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a reading and discussion series in America's libraries.
April 16, 2013
Friends of the TCU Library Annual Banquet
Denim & Diamonds
Honoring Rick Bass, winner of the 2013 TCU Texas Book Award for his book A Thousand Deer.
March 7, 2013
Dr. Gene Smith
"The Slave's Gamble: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812."
October 25, 2012
Author Visit & Book Signing
Major Moments
Success stories from 75 years at TCU’s Neeley School of Business.
September 5, 2012
Dr. Manochehr Dorraj
"China’s Energy Relations with the Developing World"
June 1, 2012
Author Signing
Lonn Taylor
Texas, My Texas: Musings of the Rambling Boy

Sponsored by the TCU Press
April 21, 2012
Friends 40th Anniversary Dinner
Harlan Crow Library
March 27, 2012
Dr. Tricia Jenkins
"The CIA in Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television"
September 8, 2011
Dr. Mary Volcansek
"TCU's History in Fort Worth"
April 21, 2011
Dr. Manochehr Dorraj
"Uprising in Egypt and the Larger Arab World"
March 29, 2011
Dr. John Harvey
"Get the Truth About the Federal Debt and the Deficit"
March 21, 2011
Friends of the TCU Library Annual Dinner
Honoring historian and author Sam C. Gwynne, winner of the 2011 TCU Texas Book Award.

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