Tag Archives: Jim Crow

Women Computers at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory


With the attention Hidden Figures has received in the media of late, the story of African American women computers working for NASA during the Moon race is finally starting to be told. While the film takes many liberties with the … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Race and Reunion”


Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory. By David W. Blight. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001. One of the most powerful elements of historical study in the last thirty years is the nature of memory. The analysis … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Dog Whistle Politics”


Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class. By Ian Haney López. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. There is no doubt, and it is confirmed in this book, that racism is the … Continue reading

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