A History to Remember: TCU in Purple, White, and Black

Next date: Saturday, February 03, 2024 | 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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In honor of Black History Month, Dr. Frederick Gooding will give a talk on his book, A History to Remember: TCU in Purple, White, and Black, which he co-authored with Sylviane Ngandu-Kalenga Greensword and Marcellis Perkins.

The book explores Black Americans’ experience at TCU through the perspectives of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni, establishing how the Black presence at TCU has steadily grown in both significance and size. Covering the institution’s first 150 years, Gooding and his co-authors investigate the academic, athletic, artistic, and cultural impact of Black students, employees, and alumni from its beginnings, through segregation and integration, and the continued work of reconciliation. TCU’s progression in diversity has local, regional, and national implications due to its overall growth and position as one of the top 100 universities in the nation.

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About the Presenter:

gooding-book-cover-february Dr. Frederick W. Gooding, Jr., is an Associate Professor with the Honors College and the inaugural holder of the Dr. Ronald E. Moore Endowed Professor of the Humanities at Texas Christian University. His work critically analyzes race within mainstream media. He is the author of numerous books, includingYou Mean, There’s RACE in My Movie? The Complete Guide to Understanding Race in Mainstream Hollywood, andBlack Oscars: From Mammy to Minny, What the Academy Tells Us about African Americans. In 2022, he also served as the curator for the Green Book exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.


  • Saturday, February 03, 2024 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


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