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Daphene McFerren, Steven Soifer, Gregory Washington, Elena Delavega, John Gnuschke
University of Memphis Faculty Fellows
A Call For Collective Action: Tackling Social Challenges in Memphis



Chunrong Jia
University of Memphis
Uneven Magnitude of Disparities in Cancer Risks from Air Toxics



D’Ann Penner
University of Memphis
Overcoming: The Hidden Fury of Hurricane Katrina’s Aftermath and Implications for the Future of New Orleans



Conference Overview
The Obama Phenomenon: Race and Political Discourse in the United States Today, Friday and Saturday, April 3-4, 2009


Wilfredo Gomez
Bucknell University
Change Gonna Come: Obama’s Rhetorical Genius and its Impact on Hip Hop


Usame Tunagur
Ohio University
Killing Two Birds with One Stone: A Muslim Obama


Stephanie Li
University of Rochester
Barack Obama: In Search of his Father, in Search of Himself


Vernellia R. Randall
University of Dayton School of Law
Racism, Stress and Health: Why Obama’s Class Based Approach Won’t Eliminate Racial and Health Gaps


Jonathan Sciarcon
University of California at Santa Barbara
Anti-Zionist by Association: Conservative American-Jewish Perceptions of Candidate Obama


Bill E. Lawson
Dept. of Philosophy, University of Memphis
Towards a More Perfect Union: Obama and Colorblind Public


Celia Anderson, University of Memphis
Adrienne Dixson, Ohio State University
"What are you?" A "post-race" Obama America meets Critical Race Theory


Thandeka Chapman
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Is a Post-Obama period the same as Post-Colonialism




Susan Ratner
Integration, School Finance Reform, and Milliken II Remedies: The Time Has Come for Equal Educational Opportunity


Antonia Darder
Critical Pedagogy in a Time of Uncertainty: Forging a New Movement


Barbara Ellen Smith
Across Races and Nations: Social Justice Organizing in the Transnational South


Doug Imig
American Standards for American Children: Mobilizing for Child Care during the 20th Century



Kenneth Andrews
Local Civil Rights Struggles and School Desegregation


Rosalee Clawson, Katherine Tate, and Eric N. Waltenberg
' For Better and For Worse?': Black Opinion on the US Supreme Court Since Brown


Kenneth Holland
Compliance with Brown v. Board of Education: The Role of Elementary Secondary Education Act of 1965


David Meyer
Signals and Spillover: Brown V. Board of Education and Other Social Movements


Charles Payne
The Whole United States is Southern!!: Brown v. Board and the Mystification of Race


Lauren Edelman
Legal Endogeneity and the Limits of Equal Opportunity


Kim Williams
Defying the Civil Rights Lobby: The American Multicultural Movement


Barbara Ellen Smith
Racial Formations in the 'Nuevo' South


Doug Imig
Building a Social Movement for America's Children


Steven Gardiner
The More Things Change: Immigration, Demographics and the Rise of White Identity Politics in America


Kate Kane
Negotiating Difference and Building Community: Race, Nationality and Normatives in Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Civil Rights Activism



Kristopher Bryan Burrell
Would Brown Make It in New York City? The First Phase of the Battle for Public School Integration, 1954-1957


Brian James Daugherity
From Desegregation to Integration: The History of the United States Supreme Court's Historic Green v. New Kent County School Board, Virginia, Decision (1968)


Seneca Vaught
The White Citizen's Council of Montgomery, 1955-1958: The Politics of Countermovement, Moral Culture and Civic Bigotry



Kristopher Bryan Burrell
Emancipation, Elevation, and Education: Black Education in New York City during the 1830's


Kenneth Stuart Jolly
It Happened Here Too: The Black Liberation Movement of St.Louis, Missouri

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