“Texas Democrats must get back to their progressive roots,” TribTalk (Texas Tribune), November 21, 2016,

“50 Years Later, New Movement on the March,” Dallas Morning News, August 12, 2013, 15-A,

“TCU Students Hit the Road to Understand Freedom,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, January 22, 2013 (co-authored with students Pearce Edwards and Mimi Woldeyohannes), available at

“History’s Lessons Show Obama is the Better Choice,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, October 21, 2012 (published as official response to paper’s endorsement of Romney), republished on History News Network

“Promoting Unions and Recovery,” Raleigh News & Observer, March 4, 2009 (co-authored with Robert Korstad).


Professional Media Coverage and Consulting

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Christopher Connelly, “TCU Aims To Draw Students Of Color, Build ‘Cultural Competence’ In New Program,” KERA News, January 3, 2018, Reprinted in the Texas Standard (Jan. 4), Texas Tribune (Jan. 4), and Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Jan. 5, 4A).

Mitch Mitchell and Diane Smith, “Immigrant Allies to Fort Worth City Leaders: ‘You Should Care About SB 4,’” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, June 20, 2017,

Justin Martin, “Chronicling Texas’ Civil Rights Struggle Through Oral Histories,” KERA News, November 30, 2016,

Diane Smith, “Fort Worth’s Opal Lee has step-by-step plan to highlight Juneteenth,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, August 31, 2016,

Joy Diaz, “Here’s Why the Voices Caught Between the Black/White Binary Aren’t in American History Books,” Texas Standard (National Public Radio), August 12, 2016,

Rhonda Fanning, “How Hillary Clinton Found a Mentor in a Texas Labor Organizer,” Texas Standard (National Public Radio), July 28, 2016,

Bud Kennedy, “How Reagan’s ‘Make America Great Again’ became a Trump takeaway,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, July 20, 2016,

Guest Appearance on “Tejanos Today Talk Show,” hosted by Richard J. Gonzales, on Tejano Gold internet radio and TV, July 6, 2016,

Julie Garcia, “Two students conduct civil rights research in Corpus Christi,” Corpus Christi Caller Times, June 15, 2016, online,–383032941.html (on Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project).

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Blue Texas book talk at Sal Castro Memorial Conference on the Emerging Historiography of the Chicano Movement, University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, February 26, 2016, C-SPAN (my segment begins at 33:41)

Sandra Baker, “Fort Worth Hispanics call for big changes before 2017 election,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, January 28, 2016, online,

Diane Smith, “Refugees in Fort Worth learn about Thanksgiving traditions,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, November 26, 2015, online,

Mercedes Olivera, “Oral history project to preserve stories of Latinos in Fort Worth,” Dallas Morning News, September 26, 2015, online

Diane Smith, “Oral histories of Fort Worth’s Hispanic communities sought,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, September 13, 2015, online

Editorial Board, “The human side of history,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, July 30, 2015, online

Diane Smith, “Civil-rights history project gets $200,000 grant,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, July 29, 2015, online,

Karen Grigsby Bates, “Mexican-American Vets Ignited Kennedy’s Latino Support,” Morning Edition, National Public Radio, November 21, 2013. Available online:

Ronnie Dugger, “Lawrence Goodwyn, A Man of Words and Ideals,” Texas Observer, November 7, 2013.  Available online:

William Yardley, “Lawrence Goodwyn, Historian of Populism, Dies at 85,” New York Times, October 4, 2013.  Available online:

Jesse Washington, “Fears over Zimmerman Verdict Riots Prove Overblown,” Associated Press, July 24, 2013, available online:  This ran on the national wire in more than 200 outlets.


TCU Media (Institutional and Student)

Lisa Martin, “Race, Ethnicity and Politics and Texas,” TCU Magazine, Winter 2017,

Nia Brookins, “New University Committee Caters to Diversity and Inclusion, com, April 13, 2017,

Ryder Buttry, “CRES Speaker Emphasizes Importance of Diversity,” com, February 1, 2017,

Sam Bruton, “History professor explores the people behind the fight for civil rights in Texas,”, December 5, 2016,

Abbey Block, “CRES curriculum up for approval,”, October 17, 2016,

Emily Laff, “New website commemorating Fort Worth Latinos launches on César Chavez day,” The 109, March 31, 2016, online,

Abbey Block, “Civil rights oral history project expands in 2016,”, January 27, 2016,

Rachel Stowe Master, “Max Krochmal on the Liberal Roots of Texas,” TCU Magazine, Winter 2016,

Tuyen Hoang, “Students collaborate with faculty on African-American studies minor,”, October 6, 2015,

Nick Pauszek, “TCU to embark on Civil Rights journey,”, September 12, 2015,

Amanda Aguilar, “‘Lock Up America’ lecture provides insight into mass incarceration,”, April 9, 2015,

Tori Whitley, “Red or Blue: How republican is Texas’ history?”, March 26, 2015,

“Frogs Cross Bridge in Selma,” TCU Magazine, March 16, 2015,

Rachel Stowe Master, “History Professor Reveals Texas’ Liberal Roots,” Endeavors (TCU’s research magazine), Spring 2015,

“Preserving Oral Histories and Creating New Experiences Around the Civil Rights Movement,” TCU Doers, Dreamers, and Trailblazers advertising campaign,

“This professor is recording the civil rights movement (and it’s not just black and white),” TCU Doers, Dreamers, and Trailblazers advertising campaign,