Max Krochmal (History) will speak today at the Southern Historical Association’s 83rd Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. His lecture “Toward a Blue Texas: Community Organizing and Coalition-Buildling, Past, Present, and Future”, focuses on the changing political demographics in Texas. Krys Boyd of KERA’s Think will host the opening plenary.
Professor Krochmal will also be appearing on Think on Friday, November 10, 2017 to discuss how Texas is changing, and the likely impact of those changes on a national scale. Tune in at 1pm.
Max Krochmal, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of History and the founding Director of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. He is the author of Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era, which received the Frederick Jackson Turner Award of the Organization of American Historians and the Coral Horton Tullis Prize of the Texas State Historical Association, among other accolades. He is also director of the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project, which received a National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research grant, and the faculty co-director of the TCU Justice Journey, a distinctive academic and experiential-learning course on the African American and Chicano/a liberation struggles. Krochmal serves as co-chair of the Fort Worth Independent School District Racial Equity Committee and is an active member of United Fort Worth, the city’s immigrant rights movement.