[A Recap of the month that was in AmericanStudying.]
April 3: NeMLA Recaps: Forum on Immigration Executive Orders and Actions: A series recapping the recent NeMLA conference starts with two takeaways from a vital new initiative.
April 4: NeMLA Recaps: The Book Award: The series continues with AmericanStudies takeaways from our two great Book Award co-winners.
April 5: NeMLA Recaps: Re-reading Roundtable: Pedagogical and public scholarly sides to what seem to be a private pleasure, as the series rolls on.
April 6: NeMLA Recaps: Creative Reading and Keynote Address: The complementary, crucial messages of the conference’s two featured speakers.
April 7: NeMLA Recaps: The Reginald F. Lewis Museum: The series concludes with three exemplary aspects of Baltimore’s wonderful African American history museum.
April 8-9: My Five Years on the NeMLA Board: Five reflections on five inspiring years on the NeMLA Executive Board!
April 10: Aviation Histories: Earhart and Roosevelt: An aviation series starts with one of our most famous flights and one that should be.
April 11: Aviation Histories: The Tuskegee Airmen: The series continues with a recent film that can help us keep working to better remember an inspiring group of aviators.
April 12: Aviation Histories: Charles Lindbergh: How history can overshadow history and why we should resist that trend, as the series flies on.
April 13: Aviation Histories: Howard Hughes: How two films portray the iconoclastic aviator, and how to complement both images.
April 14: Aviation Histories: Sully: The series concludes with the quiet lessons of an averted disaster and the film that largely missed them.
April 15-16: Aviation Histories: The Wright Brothers: For Wilbur’s birthday, a special post on three lesser-known histories of the aviation innovators.
April 17: Animating History: Dr. Seuss and Propaganda: An animation series starts with an icon’s surprising starting points.
April 18: Animating History: Peter Pan and Racism: The series continues with datedness, racism, and teachable moments.
April 19: Animating History: The Princess and the Frog and Representation: Race, representation, and seeing ourselves on screen, as the series rolls on.
April 20: Animating History: Frozen and Expectations: Less and more successful challenges to our expectations in the recent animated smash.
April 21: Animating History: The Lego Movie and Consumerism: The series concludes with consumerism, childhood, and contradiction.
April 22-23: Animating History: Earth Day Animations: For Earth Day, three 1990s environmental animations.
April 24: Civil Disobedience: Larry Rosenwald: A series inspired by Muhammad Ali starts with where civil disobedience and public scholarship intersect.
April 25: Civil Disobedience: Moral Mondays: The series continues with two contexts for an influential current protest movement.
April 26: Civil Disobedience: Rosa Parks: The okay, better, and best ways to remember an iconic figure, as the series rolls on.
April 27: Civil Disobedience: Henry David Thoreau: Three lesser-known facts about Thoreau’s essay “Civil Disobedience.”
April 28: Civil Disobedience: Muhammad Ali: The series concludes with reflections on the 50th anniversary of Ali’s influential moment of civil disobedience.
Next series starts Monday,
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