August 3, 2020

FSEMs go to new African American History Museum

Thirty-two students from six sections of FSEM (Race & Revolution) and Racism and Contemporary American Philosophy visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture  and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Oct 27.  Four faculty accompanied them: Melina Patterson, Suzanne Sumner, Craig Vasey and Wanda Simpkins (James Farmer Post-Doctoral Fellow).  The museum is very impressive, and students were struck by the variety of exhibits and the amount of information concerning our history that is overlooked in what they learn in school.  To our surprise, however, we found that if you do not already know who James Farmer is, and what CORE was, you will not learn it from the current set of exhibits!