Untold Story: Black Woman Abolitionist Lavina Curry of Guilford County, North Carolina

Krishauna Hines-Gaither (l) and Gwen Gosney Erickson (r), Co-Chairs of Guilford College's Curry-Coffin Commission on Slavery, Race, and Recognition Many have studied abolitionists who risked so much to aid enslaved men and women who were escaping the horrific institution of slavery. White abolitionists commonly referenced are William Lloyd Garrison, Levi Coffin, Angelina Grimke, Harriet Beecher… Continue reading Untold Story: Black Woman Abolitionist Lavina Curry of Guilford County, North Carolina

Don’t Pick Those Tomatoes, Girl! Surveillance of Black Bodies

Image Credit: Rafael Correa March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic. As a result, my job evacuated the campus, sending all students and most of its staff home to work remotely for the remainder of the semester. Simultaneously, the nation grappled with another pandemic: racism and police brutality. In the… Continue reading Don’t Pick Those Tomatoes, Girl! Surveillance of Black Bodies

Courageous Conversations with Dr. Krishauna Hines-Gaither

With over 700 people registered, this workshop has reached its capacity. If you would like a similar workshop for your institution, contact Dr. Krishauna Hines-Gaither at http://www.hinesgaitherconsulting.com or see her blog at http://www.cupofdiversity.com. See flyer in full view here Testimonials on when Krishauna offered a similar workshop as a solo presentation: Krishauna, thanks so much… Continue reading Courageous Conversations with Dr. Krishauna Hines-Gaither

Nigeria meets North Carolina: When not even water is familiar

Shanumi arrived from Nigeria to begin her first semester at a U.S. university where I was a Spanish professor.  Over the course of a few short weeks, Shanumi was continuously met with culture shock.  Although naming is honored and sacred in Nigerian culture, most people on campus shortened her name to Shan, with neither her… Continue reading Nigeria meets North Carolina: When not even water is familiar