Interview with Cheryl Johnson-Odim

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Nelson Mandela, George Floyd, Brandon Johnson, Chicago, Springbok protest, soccer, activism, Dominican University, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago Women's March


African American Studies | African History | African Languages and Societies | American Politics | Civic and Community Engagement | Cultural History | History | Inequality and Stratification | International Relations | Other Political Science | Place and Environment | Political History | Political Science | Political Theory | Race and Ethnicity | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Work, Economy and Organizations


Length: 96 minutes

Oral history interview of Cheryl Johnson-Odim by Lilah Hernandez discussing events and activities since her original 2009 interview.

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Dr. Cheryl Johnson-Odim is an activist and educator. She was raised in New York City, earned a bachelor's degree in history from Youngstown State University, and a PhD in history from Northwestern University. She served as assistant director of the African Studies program at Northwestern, became the first woman and first African American to chair the history department at Loyola University Chicago, and was the first dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Columbia College Chicago. She went on to serve as Provost at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, has since retired, and continues her activism in several causes.

Topics include the anti-apartheid movement, Chicago politics, activism since 2010, Critical Race Theory, the 1619 Project, and the 2016 presidential election.

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