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Centering Marginalized Histories: An African American and Latinx History of the United States Reading Group

The Centering Marginalized Histories Faculty Interest Group is a reading group that places African American and Latinx history at the center of U.S. history more broadly to offer faculty an historical basis for current social and political movements that impact our educational practice. In addition to outlining the ways in which African Americans and Latinx peoples throughout history have engaged in emancipatory resistance movement, An African American and Latinx History of the United States identifies models for coalition-building that can be applied not only in our teaching but also in our work of shared governance and community-building.

As such, this interest group serves as a reading group with the aim of strategizing the ways we as faculty can incorporate the historic practices of African Americans and Latinx peoples into practice in our teaching and learning, student and community engagement, scholarship, and institutional practice.

For more information, please contact Lydia CdeBaca-Cruz, ( or Corey Greathouse, (

Topics & Schedule


Time Frame: October 15 – December 3, 2021 on the 3rd Friday of each month

Topic 1

What Does It Mean to Center African American and Latinx History?: How “Emancipatory Internationalism” Impacts our Classrooms and Communities


Friday, October 15, 2021, 3 pm – 5pm

Topic 2

Slavery, Solidarity, and the Global South: Reframing U.S. Exceptionalism to Restructure Curricula and Classrooms


Friday, November 19, 2021, 3 pm – 5 pm

Topic 3

Emancipatory Labor: Rethinking the Education-to-Work Pipeline in Emancipatory Terms



Friday, December 3, 2021, 3 pm – 5 pm

Application Closed