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African American Studies Professors Featured on NPR News Show "1A"

Nov 07, 2018

The NPR news show “1A” interviewed Amanda Lewis, director of UIC’s Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy and professor of African American studies and sociology; and David Stovall, professor of African American studies and educational policy studies and faculty scholar in the Great Cities Institute; as part of a roundtable discussion examining racial inequities in U.S. education and the Starz network miniseries “America to Me,” which focuses on Oak Park River Forest High School. Also part of the discussion from WBEZ’s studios was Steve James, documentarian and director of “America to Me” and Charles Donalson, a recent OPRF graduate. http://bit.ly/2ONWeMo

The Oak Leaves newspaper (Oak Park, IL) recapped last week’s episode of the NPR news show “1A,” which featured Amanda Lewis, director of UIC’s Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy and professor of African American studies and sociology; and David Stovall, professor of African American studies and educational policy studies and faculty scholar in the Great Cities Institute; as part of a roundtable discussion examining racial inequities in U.S. education and the Starz network miniseries “America to Me,” which focuses on Oak Park River Forest High School. https://trib.in/2CSPNk8