Professor Chanelle N. Rose, associate professor of history at Rowan University, joins us to uncover the context and historical significance of one of the most famous speeches in American history. We’ll explore the origins of the Black freedom struggle, how the speech fits into the larger civil rights movement, and how it has become integral into how we teach American history. Dr. Rose specializes in modern American history, with an emphasis on African-American history. Born in London, England, she immigrated to Miami, Florida, during her adolescent years. She received both her B.A. and M.A. degrees from Florida International University and her Ph.D. at the University of Miami. Her areas or research and teaching include African-American history, post-World War II America, Civil Rights-Black Power, tourism, and urban history. Her first book, The Struggle for Black Freedom in Miami: Civil Rights and America's Tourist Paradise, 1896-1968, was published by the Louisiana State University Press in 2015. The book examines the long struggle for civil rights in one of the country's most popular tourists destinations. It complicates the Black/white binary and offers a new way of understanding the complexity of racial traditions and white supremacy in southern metropolises like Miami.
Dr. Rose has also written several research articles that have appeared in such publications as the Journal of Social History, Journal of Urban History, and Florida Historical Quarterly. Her current research looks at how the post-World War II urban crisis of crime, welfare, and poverty provides a case study for understanding the nuances of modern Black conservatism from the 1970s to the 1990s.
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