Interview: Wall, Cheryl A., 2015


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Interview: Wall, Cheryl A., 2015
Wall, Cheryl A.
Birth Year
Cross, June
Location Created
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Created
Cheryl Wall (1948-2020) was a Board of Governors Zora Neale Hurston Distinguished Professor of English and former Chair of the English Department. Wall was an author and a specialist in Black women's writing, the Harlem Renaissance, and Zora Neale Hurston. She was a co-chair of the President's Council on Institutional Diversity and Equity. Joining Douglass College in 1972 as an assistant instructor, in her interview Wall described her role in the development of the college and its legacy today. She discussed the intrinsic value of the humanities in the context of a liberal arts education, student activism on campus, and the evolution of the Douglass Woman.
Source Project Description
Interviews conducted by filmmaker June Cross for the documentary film titled, From the Boarding House to the Boardroom: 250 Years of Women at Rutgers, which was produced by the Institute for Women’s Leadership Consortium, in celebration of Rutgers 250th Anniversary in 2016. The interviews capture the history and evolution of Douglass Residential College over the past several decades. The Margery Somers Foster Center has made the the full transcript and video recording of each interview available as part of the Women, Education and Leadership collection at the Rutgers University Libraries Digital Collections portal.
Margery Somers Foster Center at Douglass Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
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New Brunswick, New Jersey

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