Adrian Burgos, a professor in the Department of History at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, shares the story of Alejandro Pompez, an Afro-Cuban American. The story of Alex Pompez illustrates how the story of Jim Crow and baseball integration are incomplete without a discussion of Latin America and of Latinos' long participation in U.S. professional baseball.
Dave Nelson, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry at UW-Madison, and Tom Zinnen, the outreach program manager at the UW Biotechnology Center, share the stage to discuss community outreach activities on campus from 1862 to the present. Zinnen introduces the UW Science Constellation--an invitation to experience science, within and with a community of researchers.
Lauren Onkey, the vice president of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH, moderates this panel discussion about the role black music played during the Vietnam War and the experiences of the panel members. Panel members include: Art Flowers, an associate professor in the Dept. of English at Syracuse University, William Bell, a soul singer and songwriter, and drummer Clyde Stubblefield.
Sara Rath joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to chronicle the life of Henry Hamilton Bennet and his career photographing the Wisconsin Dells.
David Sakrison, Author
David Sakrison shares the history and development of the city of Madison through a collection of historic postcards.
Artemii Troitsky, Journalist and Music Critic
Artemii Troitsky chronicles the history of rock and roll music in Russia.
Dennis McCann, Author
Author Dennis McCann talks about his interest in cemeteries and how visiting grave yards around the country lead to writing "Badger Boneyards," a book about cemeteries in Wisconsin.
Troy Reeves, Oral History Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Troy Reeves discusses the meaning of oral history and its importance in the transfer of knowledge through generations, also touching specifically on its context in the state of Wisconsin.
Dale Williams, Director, H.H. Bennett Studio.
Dale Williams introduces 19th century photographer Henry Hamilton Bennett. Bennett settled in Wisconsin Dells and was considered by many to be one of the best photographers during the golden age of landscape photography.
Professor of Musicology, Miami
Tammy Kernodle discusses the future of jazz through a retrospective of the life and music of pianist, composer, Mary Lou Williams. Mary Lou Williams was one
of the only jazz musicians to
have played through every era of
jazz from the 1920s until 1980.