Contributor: Joshua Crutchfield

Joshua Crutchfield is a historian-in-training at Middle Tennessee State University. He’s the co-founder of #BlkTwitterstorians, a Twitter chat that connects black historians and discusses black history. You can follow him on Twitter at @Crutch4.

Disunion of the State

Church, Community & New Power in Flint

Much has been written and said about the Flint Water Crisis. If you haven’t heard about it yet, here’s a brief summary: In 2011, following the collapse of the auto industry, the city of Flint, a predominantly working-class black community, went broke. Because of the dire financial impact the city was experiencing, Michigan governor Rick Snyder appointed a city... Read more

Beyond Reconciliation

Race, Religion, and Reparations in the White Church

“Justice is what love looks like in public.”—Cornel West The #BlackLivesMatter movement (#BLM) has captured the attention of the nation. From the streets of Ferguson, New York, Cleveland, and Baltimore to the stages of Republican primary debates and the political platforms of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the movement has informed and shaped a national... Read more