Prof. K.C. Johnson
K.C. Johnson is a professor of history at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center. His accolades include the Fulbright Distinguished Chair for the Humanities at Tel Aviv University in 2007-08. In 2007, he co-wrote Until Proven Innocent, a critique of the handling of the Duke lacrosse team rape case. He maintains a blog about the subject called Durham-in-Wonderland. In a live conversation in the studio, we discuss critical thinking with Prof. Johnson — how we learn it and teach it. We also discuss his work examining the Duke lacrosse case.
The Shirley Chisholm Project: a conversation with Barbara Winslow, Coordinator of Brooklyn College’s Women’s Studies Program and Director of the Shirley Chisholm Project
In 1968, Shirley Chisholm became the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress. In 1972, she ran a historic campaign as the first African-American to run for a major-party nomination for the president of the United States, and the first woman to run for the nomination in the Democratic party. In a conversation with Prof. Barbara Winslow, we discuss Chisholm’s story, Winslow’s own reflections, Shola Lynch’s film Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed, and why we need to be educated about leaders like Chisholm.
Extra mp3: Listen here to audio of a discussion of Clio in the Classroom: A Guide for Teaching U.S. Women’s History in the Classroom, which Barbara Winslow co-edited with Carol Berkin and Margaret S. Crocco. From the Brooklyn College event for the launching of the book.