Civil War symposium for high school teachers, in Denton, Texas


A history symposium aimed at high school teachers is set for next Saturday, April 28, at the University of North Texas in Denton. Featured speakers include Ft. Worth Star-Telegram vice president Bob Ray Sanders, and Civil War historian Carl Moneyhon, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Details from the university’s press release below the fold. 

Department of History schedules Texas History Symposium for April 28
Posted by: Kelley Reese

Alumnus Bob Ray Sanders and a historian who has written two books on post-Civil War Texas during the Reconstruction will be the featured speakers April 28 at the Department of History’s 2007 Texas History Symposium.

The symposium, which is aimed at history and social studies teachers, costs $25. It begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast in the lobby of Wooten Hall.

Carl H. Moneyhon, professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will speak from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin who earned his doctoral degree from the University of Chicago, he is the author of “Republicanism in Reconstruction Texas” and “Texas After the Civil War: The Struggle of Reconstruction.” His other books are “Historical Atlas of Arkansas,” “Arkansas and the New South” and “The Impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on Arkansas: Persistence in the Midst of Ruin.” He is also an editor of the Civil War photography book series “Portraits of Conflict.” Moneyhon is a fellow of the Texas State Historical Association.

Following a barbecue lunch, Sanders, vice president/associate editor and columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, will end the Texas History Symposium by speaking from 1 to 1:30 p.m.

A 1969 graduate of what was then North Texas State University, Sanders was hired by the Star-Telegram shortly after receiving his journalism degree. He was the third African-American reporter hired by the newspaper, and covered the courthouse and local politics. In 1972, he left the Star-Telegram and joined KERA-TV/Channel 13 in Dallas as a reporter for the PBS affiliate’s “Newsroom” program. He later served as vice president of KERA-TV and host and producer of the station’s “News Addition” program.

Sanders returned to the Star-Telegram in 1994 as a columnist for the Metro section. He was promoted to vice president/associate editor in 1997. He was chosen for the Department of Journalism’s “Hall of Honor” and received the President’s Citation award in 2003.

To register for the Texas History Symposium in advance, call (940) 565-2288 or e-mail history@unt.edu. Registration on the day of the conference will be available, but lunch will not be guaranteed.

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