Please join us Friday, July 14, when 2016 Fellow David J. Cameron will give his lecture, “'Christian Dignitaries': White and Black Baptists in Jim Crow Houston," from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Willis Library room 250H.
According to Cameron, his project examines how the intersections of race and religion in the Bayou City shaped Houston-area Baptists’ participation in the struggle for civil rights through religious associations, churches, and leaders. This talk will focus on those portions of his research that relied the most on Portal to Texas History resources.
Mr. Cameron is a doctoral candidate in Chicano/Latino and Twentieth-Century United States History at Texas A&M University in College Station. His research on the intersections of race and religion in Chicano/Latino, African American, Southwestern, Texas, and Southern history has appeared in The Southwestern Historical Quarterly and Baptist History and Heritage. He has presented on these themes at the annual meetings of the Western History Association and the Texas State Historical Association, as well as the Third Bi-Annual Sal Castro Memorial Conference on Chicano Movement Historiography at UC-Santa Barbara.
The Portal to Texas History Research Fellowships recognize and support outstanding scholarship or creative work which incorporates unique digital collections. Fellows are invited to present a brief overview of their work with the Portal through an informal lecture on their research or an exhibit of their creative output.