Meals can tell us how power is exchanged between and among different peoples, races, genders, and classes. Fire and Freedom: Food and Enslavement in Early America looks at the Chesapeake region, during the early colonial era, where European settlers relied upon indentured servants, Native Americans, and African slave labor for life-saving knowledge of farming and food acquisition, and to gain economic prosperity. It is through the labor of slaves, like those at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, that we can learn about the ways that meals transcend taste and sustenance.
Under the leadership of Bruce Goff (1904-82), Herb Greene (b. 1929), Mendel Glickman (1895-1967), and many others, OU faculty developed a curriculum that emphasized individual creativity, organic forms, and experimentation. This radical approach to design drew students to Oklahoma from as far away as Japan and South America and later spread the American School influence to their practices in California, Hawaii, Japan, and beyond.
African Americans have always practiced medicine, whether as physicians, healers, midwives, or “root doctors.” The journey of the African American physician from pre-Civil War to modern day America has been a challenging one. Early black pioneer physicians not only became skilled practitioners, they became trailblazers and educators paving the way for future physicians, surgeons, and nurses, and opening doors to better health care for the African American community.
What does it mean to be a librarian in Oklahoma? Based on Kyle Cassidy's book, This is What a Librarian Looks Like, this exhibit sheds light into the important roles that Oklahoma librarians play and how they help provide access to information, educate, and inspire Oklahoma.
This exhibit was created and curated by Schusterman Library graduate assistants and OU School of Library and Information Studies students Tracy Ashby, Becky Leedy, and Melodie Pennington.
Activists and reformers in the United States have long recognized the harm of domestic violence and sought to improve the lives of women who were battered.