AIRS Webinar - The Legacy of Racism in American Memory
The legacy of racism in American Memory" examines how Americans are deeply divided over how they understand their own past. While most historians generally agree about the role of racism in the history of our nation, most Americans continue to argue about things such as the causes of the American Civil War, and the role of racism across generations. This event is designed to make us all reconsider the role of American memory in how we comprehend current debates about race and racism
Dr. Robert Greene
Assistant Professor of History
Robert Greene II is an Assistant Professor of History at Claflin University. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina in 2019. Dr. Greene’s dissertation, The Newest South: African Americans, the Democratic Party, and Southern Politics, 1964-1994 covers the intersection of race and politics in the post-Civil Rights era. His areas of research are Southern history since 1945, African American history, and American intellectual history since Reconstruction. Dr. Greene also serves as the president of the Friends of African American Art and Culture, an affinity group at the Columbia Museum of Art, and is book reviews editor and bloggers for the Society of U.S. Intellectual Historians. He also serves as Lead Instructor for the South Carolina Progressive Network’s Modjeska Simkins School of Human Rights. Finally, Dr. Greene has published several book chapters and scholarly articles, and has also written for popular publications including The Nation, Oxford American, Dissent, Scalawag, Jacobin, and In These Times.
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