Season 1, Ep. 5
Dr. EricMortensen is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and International Studies Program Coordinator at Guilford College. Listen in as he shares the history and traditions of East Asian Lunar New Year celebrations as well as the Tibetan Losar festival with Curator of Education Rodney Dawson. Recorded January 2019.
The Controversial Past: Allison Fredette on Teaching Difficult History
Season 1, Ep. 4
Dr. Allison Fredette prepares Appalachian State University students to teach history in school classrooms and museums. In this episode, GHM Education Curator Rodney Dawson speaks with Dr. Fredette about the challenges of teaching controversial issues to learners in K-12 and institutions of higher learning and how she helps instructors learn to navigate and overcome the challenges encountered when touching on race, immigration, gender, and other subjects.
Investigating a Lynching: The Guilford County Remembrance Project Coalition
Season 1, Ep. 3
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, contains monuments for 800 counties and more than 4,000 African American lynching victims. Guilford County’s monument names Eugene Hairston, a 17-year-old from Kernersville, lynched near Greensboro in 1887. GHM Education Curator Rodney Dawson speaks with Theresa Hammond and Allison Spooner, volunteers with the Guilford County Remembrance Project Coalition who are investigating Hairston’s story.
First Year: Anna Allman on Teaching History
Season 1, Ep. 2
What are the challenges and rewards for a new history teacher? Museum Education Specialist Catherine Johns and summer intern Kara Olds from Appalachian State University's Reich College of Education chat with Durham Public Schools teacher Anna Allman about her first year on the job.
Her Great War: Historian Lynn Dumenil on Women in WWI
Season 1, Ep. 1
Lest We Forget: WWI through the Eyes of Nine is ending its run at the museum on August 18. In this episode, GHM curator of community history Glenn Perkins talks with Lynn Dumenil, emeritus professor of history at Occidental College and author ofThe Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I (2017) about the important role African American women played during wartime.