January 28, 2022
Henry Louis Gates, at RIT event, says it’s a time for truth, courage
WXXI features RIT's 40th annual Expression of King's Legacy event.
February 17, 2021
Amid increasing secularization and waning influence, can the Black church evolve?
The Deseret News talks to Richard Newman, professor of history and author of Freedom’s Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church, and the Black Founding Fathers.
March 31, 2020
Podcast: Experiencing History Where it Happened
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 34: Studying history is more than poring over textbooks and old documents. History Professor Richard Newman and humanities Professor Lisa Hermsen talk about place-based learning, which gets students into the community to experience where the history happened.
March 31, 2020
Faculty Profile: Richard Newman
When Richard Newman graduated from high school, he never imagined he’d wind up being a college history professor. Newman, a professor of history in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, came to RIT in 1998. He specializes in early American, African-American, and environmental history.
February 15, 2019
Rochester's Roots: Anna Murray Douglass
WHEC-TV interviews Richard Newman, professor of history.
January 12, 2019
Many Voices, Many Visions, "Douglass Legacy, Mt. Hope Cemetery"
WHAM-TV's "Many Voices, Many Visions" segment features Richard Newman, professor of history, and Olivia Kim, adjunct professor, School of Art and Design, talking about the life of Frederick Douglass.
November 26, 2018
Frederick Douglass historian David Blight comes to RochesterDavid Blight, a renowned historian whose new book, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, has been published to glowing reviews, will be in Rochester Dec. 3 and 4 for two engagements co-sponsored by RIT.
October 3, 2018
Professor tells abolitionist story in ‘Very Short’ bookFrom the Underground Railroad to legislative lobbying, a new book, written by RIT Professor Richard Newman, Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction, talks about the importance of anti-slavery struggles in the United States during the 18th and 19th centuries.
August 14, 2018
RIT team identifies Frederick Douglass land deedA research team from RIT has identified a land deed dating from the Civil War that shows abolitionist Frederick Douglass purchased property in what is now downtown Rochester. The deed is a revelation to scholars seeking to understand Douglass’s role as a businessman and landholder in Rochester.