Category: Spencer Crew

Dr. Crew created an exhibition for the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Dr. Crew created one of the three exhibitions for the museum, “which chronologically tell the story of blacks in the United States—from the Middle Passage to the election of U.S. President Barack Obama.” Read the whole article here.

Professor Crew Comments on the Specialization of US Cities

Participating in a recent debate in the New York Times, Robinson Professor of America, African American, and Public History Spencer Crew writes about the non-economic reasons for intercity migration.  You can read his piece here.

Professor Crew Appointed as OAH Distinguished Lecturer

Professor Crew has been appointed as an OAH Distinguished Lecturer. He is one of twenty-five speakers to join the program for the 2012-13 year. OAH lecturers speak at college campuses and conferences, as well as historical societies, libraries, museums, and

Of Slaves and Ships: Students Trace the Route of Pearl Escapees

Of Slaves and Ships: Students Trace the Route of Pearl Escapees By Buzz McClain “If you look over there, you can see the Capitol building,” Mason historian Spencer R. Crew said, pointing to the right windows of the van. “And

The Great Migration of African Americans: Making the ‘Color Line’ National

Professor Crew will discuss “The Great Migration of African Americans: Making the ‘Color Line’ National” tonight, February 20th, at 7:30 pm at New Mexico State University. Click here for more information about the discussion.

Professor Crew Discusses Underground Railroad with Clement Price

Professor Crew along with historian Clement Price discuss “Locating the Routes of the Underground Railroad in New Jersey.” Their discussion is part of a program called “7 Steps to Freedom.” Click here to read the full article about their discussion.

Songs of Freedom Earns Two New York Emmy Awards

Professor Crew was the historical consultant for “Songs of Freedom,” an educational film that uses storytelling and contemporary music to teach the history of the Underground Railroad. “Songs of Freedom” has been awarded two New York State Emmy Awards in

Article on The Underground Railroad

In the September 19, 2010 issue of The Free-Lance Star, Robinson Professor Spencer Crew wrote an article titled “Striking a Blow for the Ideals of a Great Nation.” In this article he discussed the Underground Railroad and how it “became

Professor Crew – The Process of Historical Research

On July 30, 2009, Robinson Professor Spencer Crew met with 25 rising junior students from Annandale High School, all participating in the International Baccalaureate program, to teach them about the process of historical research. The students’ specific research topic was