Oral History Interview: Wall, Cheryl A., 2015

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Title

Oral History Interview: Wall, Cheryl A., 2015

Interviewee

Wall, Cheryl A.

Birth Year

1948

Birth Place

New York - New York

Interviewer

Cross, June

Location of interview

New Brunswick, NJ

Date Created

2015

Description

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.

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Subject

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Collection

Women, Education and Leadership at Rutgers

Repository

Margery Somers Foster Center, Rutgers University Libraries

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Identifier

WELR-Wall