Public History Channel

Please join Moisés Acuña-Gurrola: A School Board Revolution: The Molina Civic Association’s Fight for School Integration in Corpus Christi, Texas, 1954-1970

Oliver Rosales: “Telling an American Story”: César Chávez, Farm Workers, and American Public History CSU, Bakersfield, Humanities 1107, Friday, April 5, 1:00-2:30pm.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC • 15 parking spots in Lot A are reserved for free parking for this event

Please join the Public History Institute’s program this Friday, Nov. 3, beginning at 1:00pm, in HUM 1109. This second installment of our Fight for Civil Rights: Contesting Discrimination in the American West lecture series will feature two short lectures focusing on past housing discrimination in Bakersfield against both Chinese and African Americans. There will be time for questions immediately after these presentations.


Gabriel Moore will share his ongoing research on the Chinese in Bakersfield (Bakersfield: Two Chinatowns with Only an Alley Left); and Eileen Diaz and Donato Cruz will share the podium to present their work on the Sunset-Mayflower District (SMPC: Community Organizing and Self-Reliance in the Sunset-Mayflower District, 1930-1940s).


This program, co-sponsored by CSUB’s Historical Research Center and made possible with funding from California Humanities, will ALSO be live streamed; see the QR code on the attached flyer, which has all the details you need. The event is free, as is parking in Lot A




The Public History Institute is hosting a terrific event on Monday, Nov. 7, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, featuring, among other things, 2 former CSUB administrators and our current VP of Student Affairs, who will share their experiences during the Civil Rights Era. This event is in conjunction with the One Book Project, which features Carlotta Walls LaNier’s book about her experience as a member of the Little Rock Nine, who integrated Central HS in Little Rock, Alabama, in 1957: A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock High School. (She is speaking on campus on Oct. 27.)


Starting his career as a Professor of Africana studies at California State University Dominguez Hills, Tyree taught introductory courses into the discipline and the Harlem Renaissance. Simultaneously, he served as a leading contributor for Huffington Post’s Black Voices and was selected to Fusion’s Rise Up: Be Heard fellowship program for his work in capturing marginalized voices of southern Los Angeles, California as a writer and activist. After a series of successful events, particularly regarding his digital advocacy, community building, and social media savviness, Tyree pivoted into museums as a History Curator and Public Program Manager at the California African American Museum. Organizing multiple critically acclaimed history exhibitions that have drawn thousands, Tyree’s museum curation and work have been featured in Time, The New York Times, Vogue, The Atlantic, Hollywood Reporter, Fast Company, The LA Times, NPR, among many others…. Furthermore, Tyree has also consulted on major museum exhibitions and projects for the Smithsonian, Getty Museum, Broad Museum, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and The Ford. Recently, Tyree joined The Autry Museum of the American West as the Associate Curator of Western History. At the Autry, he organizes history exhibitions to stimulate and engage communities that have been omitted from American history in the West through exhibits, programming, and partnerships using a cultural and creative lens…. Tyree has been recognized by the State of California and Los Angeles County for his vital work in capturing and displaying American history. In 2018, he received the MLK Jr. Unsung Hero Award from the California Legislative Black Caucus and was named one of Los Angeles’ 40 Emerging Civic Leaders. In 2020, Boyd-Pates was also honored by the LA County Board of Supervisors for his excellent service to the city and county…. Currently, Tyree is a 2021 Civic Media Fellow with the Annenberg Innovation Lab at USC and a 2021 Innovation Fellow with the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy.


Between them, Pat and Jerry Brown governed California for nearly a quarter of a century, shaping the modern state in myriad ways. Among the realms in which they both had lasting impact, the state’s criminal justice system stands out. They selected more than a thousand judges, remade California’s highest court (three times), shaped the sentencing structure and its prisons, and issued pardons and commutations. In this talk, Miriam Pawel will trace the evolution of each man’s thinking and practice, explore the consequences, and place their actions in the context of their guiding beliefs and principles

Professor Stephen Allen’s talk, drawn from his recent book, A History of Boxing in Mexico: Masculinity, Modernity, and Nationalism (University of New Mexico Press, 2017), will explore how the violent sport of boxing shaped and was shaped by notions of Mexican national identity during the twentieth century. November 9, 2018.

Dr. Camarillo is a Leon Sloss Jr. Memorial Professor, Emeritus Department of History at Stanford University. Dr. Camarillo served as an expert witness in support of the plaintiffs in the recent precedent setting U.S. District Court case, Luna v. Kern County Board of Supervisors, Camarillo provided historical and contemporary perspectives of why this federal Federal Voting Rights act case was so important for the growing Latina/o population in Kern County and in California.