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Skidmore College
First-Year Experience

2006 Summer Reading Program
Life on the Color Line

Welcome to the website for Skidmore College's summer 2006 reading, Life on the Color Line. The students in the class of 2010 are reading this provocative memoir during the summer, and it will provide a vehicle for engaging a broad spectrum of issues during the academic year. This website includes articles about the author, and why we chose this text as the summer reading for the class of 2010; a timeline of events framed by Williams' life; a list of books and films on reserve in Scribner Library; reviews of and on-line resources relevant to Williams' memoir; and essays by Skidmore faculty on such topics as class, racism, identity, historical contexts, and an overview of race and ethnicity at the college. During the academic year Skidmore will host a series of events connected to issues raised by Williams' autobiography. 

Life on the Color Line

This website is a collaboration among...

  • Michael Arnush, Classics and First-Year Experience
  • Darren Bennett, Athletics, Fitness and Recreation
  • Donna Brent, Education
  • Janet Casey, English and American Studies
  • Debra Fernandez, Dance
  • Mary C. Lynn, American Studies
  • Audi Matias, Geosciences
  • Stephen Butler Murray, College Chaplain and Philosophy & Religion
  • Tillman Nechtman, History
  • Lewis Rosengarten, Music and HEOP/AOP
  • Joshua C. Woodfork, American Studies
  • Joanna Zangrando, American Studies

Send any questions or comments regarding these webpages to Prof. Michael Arnush, Director, Skidmore College's First-Year Experience.