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TCU Explores Its Past to Expand Its Future
June 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Starting in August 2020, TCU began its multi-year Race and Reconciliation Initiative (RRI). This effort seeks to understand TCU’s past in regard to racism and people of color through research revealing important untold stories. The first year of the initiative focused on Black Americans and TCU’s relationship with racism, slavery, and the Confederacy. Dr. Frederick Gooding, Jr., chair of the Race and Reconciliation Initiative, will join us to discuss the results of the first year of the RRI and share key facts that have recently been uncovered. Gooding will also outline both the recommendations for the future submitted to the TCU Board of Trustees and changes already made.
Frederick W. Gooding, Jr. (PhD, Georgetown University) is an Associate Professor within the Honors College at Texas Christian University. Gooding critically analyzes race within mainstream media. Gooding’s best-known work is You Mean, There’s RACE in My Movie? The Complete Guide to Understanding Race in Mainstream Hollywood, which has been utilized in high schools and universities nationwide. His latest book, Black Oscar, expands his reach into cultural studies by analyzing African American Academy Award winners and how their narratives reflect and reinforce larger American history.