RVCC Archived Black History Month Podcasts
"Rednecks, Asian Overachievers, and Illegals: How American Culture Divides and Conquers" (video) Presented by RVCC Professor of English, Dr. Karen Gaffney. We frequently hear that racism is no longer a serious problem and that our class structure is fair, despite considerable evidence to the contrary. Why do these myths persist? This workshop will present an answer to that question by focusing on three stereotypes that perpetuate these myths: poor whites as "redneck," Asian Americans as "overachievers," and Latinos as "illegals." Prof. Gaffney is the author of the blog Divided No Longer http://dividednolonger.com/ which is based on her research and activism. Recorded April 23, 2014.
"On Being Colored - A Woman and a Poet When Harlem was in Vogue" with Dr. Cheryl Wall. Dr. Wall is the Rutgers University Board of Governors Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English. Recorded March 27, 2014.
"Are Rednecks the Last Racists?" (video) Lecture by Professor Karen Gaffney, RVCC English Department. Prof. Gaffney is the author of the blog Divided No Longer http://dividednolonger.com/ which is based on her research and activism. This lecture is presented by the Paul Robeson Center for Ethics, Leadership and Social Justice. Educators Seminar: Civil Rights. Recorded February 27, 2014.
"Fighting for Civil Rights in the 21st Century with Lawrence Hamm". Presented by the Putting the Us in Justice: Making a World of Difference Lecture Series at RVCC. Mr. Hamm is a civil rights activist, humanitarian, lecturer and the founder and chairman of the People's Organization for Progress (POP). Recorded Februrary 18, 2014.
"Peace. Freedom. Happiness: Developing Global Leaders of Tomorrow". Lecture by Ashante Taylorcox the keynote speaker at the MLK Community Partnership Breakfast held at RVCC on January 24, 2014.
"MLK Read-In" RVCC students perform short readings and poetry inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recorded January 23, 2014.
"2013 Martin Luther King Read In" RVCC students, faculty and staff share their favorite readings or original works based on the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service theme Live the Legacy. Recorded January 24, 2013.
"Civil Rights Movement Seminar for Educators" featured NJ Orators and Panel Discussion. Recorded 2012
"Black in Latin America" with Prof Brandyn Heppard and Prof Saul Colon" Recorded 2012
"Social Justice in Our Communities" with Dr. Clement Price, MLK Community Partnership Breakfast keynote address. Distinguished Service Professor of History at Rutgers University is our keynote speaker at the MLK breakfast. Recorded 2012
"Campus Climate and Civility at US Colleges" with Black History Month lecturer Dr. Susan Rankin. Dr. Rankin's current research focuses on the assessment of institutional climate with recommended strategies to improve the campus climate for under-served communities. Recorded 2011
"Frederick Douglass Civil War: Journalism, Facebook, and Obama" with Professor James Trotman. Dr. Trotman is the author of the recently published Frederick Douglass, A Biography. Recorded 2011
"The History of Black Economic Empowerment" presented by Emerson U. Fullwood, retired Corporate Vice President of Xerox and cited as one of the "75 Most Powerful African-Americans in Corporate America" by Black Enterprise Magazine (2007). Recorded February 4, 2010.
"The Quest for Black Citizenship in the Americas" Dr. Cornell Brooks opens RVCC Black History Month Celebration. Recorded 2009
"The Transatlantic Slave Trade and it's impact on US History, Culture and Economics" presented by Dr. Clement Alexander Price. Recorded 2009
"The Age of the New Negro: Harlem in the 1920s" Dr. Lawrence Hogan focuses on the Harlem Renaissance and the African American Awakening of the 1920's. Recorded 2008