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 teacher workshops. The OAH, Organization of American Historians, was founded in 1907 and it “is Read more about Professor Crew Appointed as OAH Distinguished Lecturer[…]

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 over here, to the left, there were slave pens. It’s pretty amazing to think there Read more about Of Slaves and Ships: Students Trace the Route of Pearl Escapees[…]

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 the categories of Children’s Programming and Directory, Post Production on April 3, 2011. It was Read more about Songs of Freedom Earns Two New York Emmy Awards[…]

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 another illustration of the growing strains between the North and South, and another reason why Read more about Article on The Underground Railroad[…]

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 the Civil Rights movement in Fairfax County. Professor Crew not only discussed the research process, Read more about Professor Crew – The Process of Historical Research[…]