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Tracy E. K'Meyer

                                        Department Chair and Professor of US History

 

Department of History                                                                                    188 Coral Ave

University of Louisville                                                                                  Louisville, KY

Louisville, KY 40292                                                                                     40206

(502)852-6819                                                                                                (502)891-8887

tracyk@louisville.edu                                                                                     (502)435-3423

                                                                             

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993.

M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1988.

B.A. University of Virginia, 1985.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books:

From Brown to Meredith: The Long Struggle for School Desegregation in Louisville, Kentucky,

            1954-2007 (forthcoming, University of North Carolina Press, September 2013).

I Saw it Coming: Worker Narratives of Plant Closings and Job Loss (Palgrave-MacMillan,

            2009).  Co-author, Joy L. Hart. 

Freedom on the Border: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky (University

            Press of Kentucky, 2009).  Co-author, Catherine Fosl.

Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980 (University Press of

            Kentucky, 2009).

Interracialism and Christian Community in the Postwar South: The Story of Koinonia Farm

(University Press of Virginia, 1997).

 

Articles and Chapters:

“Remembering the Past and Contesting the Future of School Desegregation in Louisville,

            Kentucky, 1975-2012,” Oral History Review 39 (2) (Summer/Fall 2012): 230-57.

“Oral History and the Modern Ohio Valley,” introduction to special issue of Ohio Valley History

         12(1)(Spring 2012): 3-6.  Also guest edited this special issue.

“Black Power in Louisville, Kentucky,” in Peneil Joseph, ed.  Neighborhood Rebels: Local

Movements for Black Power in America (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), 149-71. 

“Well I’m Not Moving: Open Housing and White Activism in the Long Civil Rights

Movement,” The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture 2(1) (June 2009): 1-

24. 

“’ Freedom’s Sisters’: Museum Exhibits and the Memory of the Civil Rights Movement,” Ohio

         Valley History 8 (2) (Summer 2008): 68-77.

“The West End Community Council: Fighting White Supremacy and Building Interracial

         Community,” Ohio Valley History 7 (3) (Fall 2007): 6-31.

 “Oral History Method and Theory Today: A Review Essay and Commentary,” Register of the

            Kentucky Historical Society 104 (3 and 4) (Summer/Autumn 2006): 685-698. 

“I Was Black When it Suited Me; I Was White When it Suited Me: Racial Identity in the Biracial

            Life of Marguerite Davis Stewart,“ Journal of American Ethnic History 26 (4) (Summer

            2007): 24-49. Co-author, A. Glenn Crothers.

AIf I See Some of This in Writing, I=m Going to Shoot You=: Ethical Dilemmas in Interviewing on

Resisted Topics,” Oral History Review 34 (1) (Summer 2007): 73-96.  Co-author, A. Glenn Crothers.

“Saying No: The Louisville Movement’s Response to the Southern Red Scare,” Register of the

Kentucky Historical Society 104 (2) (Spring 2006): 217-248.  Winner of Richard H.

Collins Award for Best Article in the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 2006.

A>The Gateway to the South=: Regional Identity and the Louisville Civil Rights Movement,@

Ohio Valley History 4 (1) (Spring 2004): 43-60.

AWorker Memory and Narrative: Personal Stories of Deindustrialization in Louisville,

Kentucky,@ in Jefferson Cowie and Joseph Heathcott, eds. Beyond the Ruins: The Meaning of Deindustrialization (Cornell University Press, 2003), 284-304.  Coauthor, Joy Hart.

ABuilding Interracial Democracy: Stories of the Early Civil Rights Movement in Louisville,

Kentucky, 1941-1956,@ in Charles Payne, ed. Time Longer Than Rope (New York University Press, 2003), 411-439.

A>To Bring People Together=: The Arts, Interracialism, and Black Power in the Louisville

Freedom Struggle,@ Journal of American and Comparative Cultures 24 (4) (Winter 2001): 25-30.

A>I just Felt Called. . .=: Oral History and the Meaning of Faith in American Religious History,@

Journal of American History 86 (2) (September 1999): 724-733.

AAn Interview with Samuel Hand: Reel Life--The Early Years of the OHA/OHR,@ Oral History

Review 26 (2) (Fall 1999): 107-125.

AAn Interview with Charles T. Morrissey: Part II--@Living Independently: the Oral History

Career of Charles T. Morrissey,@ Oral History Review 26 (1) (Winter/Spring 1999): 85-104.

A>It=s Not Just Common Sense=: A Blueprint for Teaching Oral History,@ Oral History Review

            25 (1-2) (Summer/Fall 1998): 35-56.

“An Interview with Charles T. Morrissey: Part I--=Getting Started: Beginning an Oral History

Career,=@ Oral History Review 24 (2) (Winter 1997): 73-94.

A>What Koinonia is All About=: The Role of Memory in a Changing Community,@ Oral History

Review 24 (1) (Summer 1997): 1-22.

AAn Interview with Willa K. Baum: A Career at the Regional Oral History Office,@ Oral History

Review 24 (1) (Summer 1997): 91-112.

AShared Memory in Community: Oral History, Community and Race Relations,@ in Vered Amit-

            Talai and Caroline Knowles, eds. Resituating Identities: The Politics of Race, Ethnicity

            and Culture, (Broadview Press, 1996), 218-239.

ABuilding the Beloved Community: Koinonia Farm and the Civil Rights Movement in

Southwest Georgia,@ Journal of Southwest Georgia History 10 (Fall 1995): 23-47.

 

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

“’A True Friends Neighborhood’: Interracial Cooperative Housing in Postwar Philadelphia,”

            paper presented at the Urban History Association, New York, NY, October 2012.

“Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South,” invited lecture presented to the Marshall University

            Long Civil Rights Movement Lecture Series, September 2012.

Book Spotlight Panel: Freedom on the Border: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement in

            Kentucky, Oral History Association, Atlanta, GA, October 2010.

 “State of the Field: Inserting Pro-Integration Activism into the Story of the Long Struggle for

            School Desegregation,” paper presented at the Organization of American Historians,  

            Seattle, WA, March 2009.

“The Rhetoric of Busing,” paper presented at the Oral History Association, Pittsburgh, PA,

            October 2008. 

“Remembered and Forgotten: What Kentuckians’ Memories Teach us About the Civil Rights

            Movement,” paper presented at the Oral History Association, Oakland, CA, October         2008.

“’I’m Not Moving’: White Support for Integrated Housing in Louisville, Kentucky,” paper

presented at the Organization of American Historians, Minneapolis, MN, March 2007.

“’Gateway to the South’: Regional Identity and Louisville’s Civil Rights Movement,” invited

            lecture presented to the Seminar on the City Lecture Series, Cincinnati Museum Center,

            October 2006.

“Documenting African American Life in Louisville,” invited lecture presented to the Kentucky

            Oral History Commission 30th Anniversary Conference, Louisville, KY, September 2006.   “Black Power and White Allies: Interracial Community Empowerment in Louisville,

            Kentucky,” paper presented at the Race, Roots and Resistance, University of Illinois,

            Urbana-Champaign, IL, March 2006.

ASaying No: The Response of a Local Movement to the Anticommunist Crusade,@ paper

presented at the Southern Historical Association, Memphis, TN, November 2004.

AFighting Jim Crow: Integrating Louisville=s Public Accommodations,@ invited lecture at the

Filson Historical Society, Louisville, KY, September, 2004.

ABuilding the Beloved Community: Koinonia Farm and the Civil Rights Movement in Southwest

Georgia,@ invited lecture presented to the Georgia Southwestern State University Convocation Series, Americus, GA, April 2004.

AWhere Does the Story End: Local Studies and the Periodization of the Civil Rights Movement@

paper presented at the Organization of American Historians, Boston, MA, March 2004.

A>I Was White When it Suited Me, I Was Black When it Suited Me: Race, Color and Identity in

the Life History Narrative of Marguerite Davis Stewart,@ paper presented at the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Milwaukee, WI, September 2003.  Coauthor, A. Glenn Crothers.

AGateway to the South: Regional Identity and the Louisville Civil Rights Movement,@ paper

presented at the Filson Historical Institute Conference, Louisville, KY, May 2003.

AEthical Dilemmas in a Biracial Life Story Interview,@ paper presented at the Oral History

Association, San Diego, CA, October 2002.  Co-author, A. Glenn Crothers.

AVisions of Community in the Freedom Struggle: Art, Interracialism and Black Power,@ paper       presented at Popular Culture Association, Toronto, Ontario, March 2002.

AOral History and the Louisville Freedom Struggle: How Using Oral Memory Influences Civil

Rights Scholarship,@ paper presented at the Organization of American Historians, Los Angeles, CA, April 2001.

AMemories of the Louisville Freedom Struggle: Oral History and Civil Rights Scholarship,@

invited lecture presented to the University of Louisville Faculty Forum, Louisville, KY, April 2001.

ATelling Stories about the Movement: The Contributions of Oral History in Scholarly and Public

Portrayals of the Civil Rights Movement,@ paper presented at Southern Historical Association, Louisville, KY, November 2000.

ABuilding Interracial Democracy: The Civil Rights Movement in Louisville, Kentucky@ invited

            lecture presented to the Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN, September 2000.

AExpanding Shared Authorship: Collaboration Among Interviewers/Editors,@ paper presented at

the Oral History Association, Anchorage, AK, October 1999.  Co-author, Joy L. Hart.

AMovement in a Border City: Lessons from the Civil Rights Struggle in Louisville, Kentucky,@

invited lecture presented to the Sayre School Symposium on teaching the civil rights movement, Lexington, KY, February 1998.

AMaking a Witness: Southern Christians and Progressive Social Action,@ paper presented at

the Oral History Association, New Orleans, LA, September 1997.

AIncluding Oral History in Academic Public History Programs,@ moderator and participant in

roundtable at the Oral History Association meeting, Philadelphia, PA, October 1996.

AA Model of Nonviolence and Community: The Role of Koinonia Farm in the Southwest

Georgia Movement,@ paper presented at Civil Rights in Small Places, a conference sponsored by the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education,@ Athens, GA, April 1996.

AMovement in a Border City: Memories of the Civil Rights Era in Louisville,@ paper presented at

the Kentucky Oral History Commission Conference, Louisville, KY, February 1996.

AMemory and Community: Past and Present in a Changing Community,@ paper presented at the

Oral History Association, Milwaukee, WI, October 1995.

AOral History in the Classroom,@ roundtable participant at the Oral History Association meeting,

            Albuquerque, NM, October 1994.

AShared Memory in Community,@ paper presented at the International Conference on Oral

History, New York City, NY, October 1994.

AKoinonia Farm: Fifty Years of Community in Southwest Georgia,@ paper presented at the

Communal Studies Association meeting, Nauvoo, IL, October 1992.

 

TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Professor of United States History at the University of Louisville, 2009-.

Chair, Department of History at the University of Louisville, 2009-.

Internship coordinator for public history program at the University of Louisville, 2009-.

Author, proposal to create public history program at the University of Louisville, and first

            director of the program, 2008-10.

Associate Professor of United States History at the University of Louisville, 2001-2009.

Assistant Professor of United States History at the University of Louisville, 1995-2001.

Co-director of the Oral History Center at the University of Louisville, 1995-. 

Assistant Professor of United States History at New Mexico State University, 1993-1995.

Public History Program Director at New Mexico State University, 1993-1995.  

Instructor of United States History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Spring

and Fall 1992.

 

 

SELECTED COURSES TAUGHT

Introduction to US History I and II

Introduction to Historical Methods

Introduction to Oral History

Introduction to Public History

The Modern Civil Rights Movement

Modern Social Movements

Modern South

US History 1900-1929

US History 1929-1945

US History Since 1945

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