CC’s Untold Stories
Over the summer and into the fall, the Butler Center, the Office of Communications, and two interns developed Untold Stories, a project that tells and shows the little-known stories of persons of color and other marginalized people at CC over the years. This project will continue, with more stories being continually added, to bring forth lived experiences — the challenges as well as the triumphs — of these members of CC’s community. We must acknowledge racism and discrimination, past and current. We must see and hear these members of our community, and learn from their journeys to make progress.
I want to thank Sonlatsa Sunshine Jim-Martin ’94 P’19, former Associate Dean of the College Victor Nelson-Cisneros, and Juanita Martin, daughter of Kelly Dolphus Stroud ’31 and niece of Effie Stroud Frazier ’31, for sharing and bringing depth to these first stories.
I am grateful that Dean of Students Mike Edmonds brought us the idea to create this collection of important stories. I also thank the staffs of the Butler Center, Communications, KRCC, and Special Collections, professors in the History Department, and Eviva Kahne ’18 and Chaline Lobti ’19, who contributed much work to launch this project.
I hope you will dive in, hear the voices, read the words, see the faces, and absorb the tremendous experiences of these CC people.
- 8th November 2018 -
- Posted by Jill in General