Protest Voices in the Classroom: Anti-War Movement Lesson Plan

The anti-war movement during the course of the Vietnam War impacted American society and attempted to influence US foreign policy in Southeast Asia through various means. The anti-war movement began with mass demonstrations and protest actions before shifting to active resistance, including militancy in some instances. By the end of the Vietnam War, the anti-war […]

August 30: History & Social Studies Meet & Greet 11:30 -1:30

Save the Date! The History Department is hosting its annual Meet & Greet on Tuesday August 30 from 11:30-1:30 pm in RT 1316.   Come and meet faculty & advisors from the History Department and CLASS as well as Social Studies Teacher Education faculty from the College of Education and Human Services. There will be […]

Karen Sotiropoulos: Faculty Spotlight

We are pleased to feature Director of Graduate Studies Dr. Karen Sotiropoulos as our August Faculty Spotlight! Karen Sotiropoulos is Associate Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies at Cleveland State University where she has taught African American History since 2000. She earned her BA from Tufts University, MA from New York University, and […]

Draft Refusal During Vietnam

Selective Service during the War in Vietnam (The full text of the Selective Service Act, USC 50 Ch. 49 – Military Selective Service can be found here.) The Selective Service Act  of 1948 was the basis of the United States’ modern draft system, used in both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. All males between the […]

July 21 & 23: Labor History Book Presentation & Film

NEO-based Labor Education and Arts Project (LEAP) is sponsoring a book presentation by Ahmed White and film screening (Mean Things Happening) on July 21 & 23 in Cleveland.  Full details in this flyer and at the LEAP Facebook page. Additional events will also be held in Youngtown (7/16) and Massillon (7/24).

Souther on Hough 50th Anniversary

This July is the 50th anniversary of the Hough Riots in Cleveland. For teachers in Northeast Ohio, the events surrounding the commemoration are a great way to augment discussions of racial tension, urban spaces, and local history in the classroom. CSU history professor J. Mark Souther, a public historian who leads the Cleveland Historical project and Center for […]

Amanda Gedeon: Summer Research Assistant

Hello! My name is Amanda Gedeon. I’m a film student here at Cleveland State, and I’ll be graduating in 2017 with minors in international film and history.  Afterwards, I hope to go on to graduate school abroad for film history and preservation. This summer I’m thrilled to be a part of the “Protest Voices: Using […]

Advising: History of Kenya-Fall 2016

History and Social Studies Majors: Check out Dr. Owino’s HIS 393: Special Topics course on the History of Kenya. It will be offered Fall 2016 and counts as a non-western/transnational sequence course for Social Studies majors and a great way to get experience in digital history and collaboration. Here is the course description: “The History […]

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