A&S in the News: January 12-18, 2020

Impeachment Process

UA political science professor explains impeachment process: WVUA – Jan. 15

University of Alabama political science professor Dr. Allen Linken also touched on impeachment details and offers us a break down on this historic process. After the articles are given to the senate, the managers will act as the prosecutors for house democrats and begin the case against President Trump.

Slave Plantations

Planning to get hitched on a plantation? Pinterest won’t help you plan that wedding.: Montgomery Advertiser – Jan. 16

Luxury, romance, charm. These are words that describe many former slave plantations. If you prefer a “Gone with the Wind” interpretation of southern antebellum history, then perhaps you might agree. But if your historical analysis is more in kind with “Roots,” things get sticky.   Language like this is what sparked a national campaign that’s had the wedding industry talking since last month, when five major companies offering wedding planning tools announced they would restrict the promotion of plantation-related content. But, as University of Alabama Department of History Chair Joshua Rothman notes, this logic omits a key distinction. “It’s not just that a bad thing happened at this place. It’s that systematically bad things happened. These places cannot exist without the system of those bad things.”

Realizing the Dream

Gospel artist Jonathan McReynolds holds concert for Realizing the Dream weekend: Tuscaloosa News – Jan. 19

Gospel artist Jonathan McReynolds wrapped up the Realizing the Dream weekend with a concert Sunday night in the concert hall of the Moody Music Building on The University of Alabama campus. The Chicago native has earned a reputation as one of gospel music’s rising stars. His latest album, “Make Room,” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s gospel music chart.


MLK Day lineup includes day of service, Boots Riley and Yusef Salaam lectures: Crimson White – Jan. 19

MLK Day of Service: A Day On – Not a Day Off What: The Center for Service and Leadership and the office of the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are sponsoring several service opportunities for MLK Day.   Who: The event is open to all. When: Monday, Jan. 20, starting at 8 a.m. Where: The Center for Service and Leadership lobby.

Paul R. Jones

UA houses the Paul R. Jones Museum of Art even though Jones was not allowed to attend UA Law School: WVUA – Jan. 19

This is Paul R. Jones. Born in 1928, he grew up in a coal and iron camp in Bessemer, Alabama. He attended Alabama State University, then Howard University and then he applied to The University of Alabama Law School. It was 1949, it was a different and difficult time. He received this rejection letter from William Adams, the Dean of Admissions that said in part, that the problem posed by your application is one of which we have long been conscious and which we from time to time been called upon in the past to meet.