Department of History News

Partnerships That Make a Difference: Partnering to Improve History Teaching in East Tennessee

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Partnering to Improve History Teaching in East Tennessee is this week’s featured Partnership That Makes a Difference. Through class visits, teaching workshops, field trips, and collaboration with the East Tennessee Historical Society on National History Day, faculty provide content enrichment for history teachers, along with shared, mutually beneficial discussions about teaching methods.

Black History Month

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As a member of the pioneering generation of black women historians at the nation’s historically white colleges and universities, Cynthia

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Civil Rights Pioneer, Professor Emerita Cynthia Fleming Honored

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As a member of the pioneering generation of black women historians at the nation’s historically white colleges and universities, Cynthia Griggs Fleming made a career out of making history. During Black History Month, colleagues of the professor emerita will honor her work at UT as well as the trails she blazed as a civil rights pioneer.

Under the Moonlight

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History Department Chair Ernest Freeberg’s work was cited in the podcast 99% Invisible about how street lights transformed the experience

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