Black History is more than February. Historian Mari Crabtree is Assistant Professor of African American Studies at the College of Charleston. and works on memories of lynching in the South. She researches and teaches Black history not far from the AME Church, the site of the massacre by Dylann Roof, and in South Carolina, where Bree Newsome took down the Confederate flag. We talk with Professor Crabtree about how the past is present amidst the protests and counter-protests for Bree Newsome's talk at the College for Black History Month. Mari, Liz, and Xine discuss Dr Martin Luther King Jr, the institution of Black History Month, the North/South dichotomy -- and how Mari is teaching a class based on our episode about Asian American and African American crosscultural influences!
Mari Crabtree's reflections on Black History Month: http://blogs.cofc.edu/aast/2017/02/21/reflections-on-black-history-month/
More on Professor Crabtree: http://african-american-studies.cofc.edu/program/faculty-