Barnes Club Presentations by Our Graduate Students

Two of our graduate students presented papers at the Barnes Club Conference at Temple University

  • Jared Berkowitz, “Reaching for a Slice of the Moon: the Burke-Hartke Bill and the Political Economic Crisis of the Early Seventies, 1970-1973.”
  • Lewis Whilden, “Out of the mouths of babes come words of wisdom:’ Sheriff Jim Clark answers to Northern Children for his Violence in Selma, 1965”.


Sharece Blakney will be attending the Mellon Scholars summer workshop at the Library Company of Philadelphia. This is a professional development program to help students prepare for graduate study and independent research in early African-American history archival collections.

The program will include cv-building, research lectures, and training on creating competitive applications for doctoral programs. Activities will also include mentoring and networking with African-American history scholars and an introduction to the Library Company’s African Americana collection and other area repositories.