Dennis Michael Mims is a doctoral candidate at University of Texas at Dallas. He received his B.A. in Historical Studies from UT Dallas and his M.S. in History from University of North Texas. After completing his Ph.D., he plans on having a career in academia. Dennis Michael plans on teaching and researching and writing about civil rights and social movements. He is a native Texan who comes from a close-knit family that lives here in the DFW Metroplex.
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David J. Cameron is a doctoral candidate in Chicano/Latino and Twentieth-Century United States History at Texas A&M University His project Race and Religion in the Bayou City: Latino/a, African American, and Anglo Baptists in Houston’s Long Civil Rights Movement 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.
Tyler Thompson is a PhD candidate at Texas A&M University. His project Representations of American Indians in Texas Memory and Mythology, 1875-1936 uses primary sources from The Portal to Texas History to examine the campaign for erection of the Battle of Adobe Walls monument and to understand change over time in Native American representations.
Dennis Michael Mims is a doctoral candidate at the University of Texas at Dallas. His project A Queer History of Dallas: The Formation, Development, and Integration of Big D’s LGBT Community, 1965-2005 shows how significantly things changed for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals living within the city of Dallas during these four decades.
Ben Davis’ work investigates the social experience of architecture by documenting the historic structures that have accommodated cultural rituals for over 150 years in Texas.
Breylin Becton is a recent graduate from UNT’s Mayborn School of Journalism. He graduated with a BA in Journalism with a focus in broadcast and a minor in political science.
Our summer intersession building hours begin on Friday, May 13 when Willis Library will close at 7:00 p.m. The Summer (May) Session (May16 - June 5, 2016) hours are:
Hillary Anderson is a PhD candidate in History at Texas A&M University. Her project Radicalizing the South: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in 1970s Liberation Movements seeks to locate subaltern voices that add depth, richness, a fresh geography, and complexity to the historical narrative of civil rights in the 1970s.
Nancy E. Baker earned her Ph.D. in History from Harvard University. Her project Texas Feminist Legal Reformers in the 20th Century focuses on Texas feminist legal reformers who modernized the state’s laws, bringing Texas from worst in the nation for women to first in the nation to have a unified, reformed Family Code of law.