Andrew Bowman Interview - 2022 Cohen Lecture Series
From Brayden Bridgeman
Patriotism and Prejudice: Military Contributions and Education During the Civil War
The Cohen Lecture is an annual event celebrating extraordinary teachers, engaging local educators and citizens in conversations about teaching and learning, highlighting innovative and exemplary practices, while grappling with critical issues.
This event is designed to engage alumni and friends in a meaningful value-adding experience and showcase the work the School of Education is doing in the Indianapolis community, through alumni, research, and community partnerships.
In 2014, the Michael R. Cohen Lecture on Meaning and Motivation was established to honor Dr. Cohen’s legacy and his student-centered educational approach. Emeritus faculty member Dr. Michael Cohen suggested the book entitled Carrying the Colors: The Life and Legacy of Medal of Honor Recipient Andrew Jackson Smith. This book will frame the conversation for this year’s lecture.
The book’s historical evidence aligns with the IU School of Education at IUPUI’s commitment to teach the truth and dismantle institutional racism in education. This year’s specific focus on history draws attention to the ways in which contributions of Black people to American histories are often hidden. The discussion will advance the Schools commitment to be proactive in educating ourselves and others about the struggles and achievements of Black American men and women during the Civil War period.