United States - Jazz composer and instrumentalist on his arrival in Amherst in 1972 to earn his doctorate in education, his teaching position at Hampshire College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1987, local performances and his involvement in the Jazz in July program at UMass, his experience as a music educator, and his approach to composition.
2013 July 29
Avakian, Arlene Voski
Amherst (Mass.) - Interview with Arlene Avakian, founder and former Director of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; women, Black student activism on campus and influence on her ideas of women's studies; women and welfare; difficulties establishing women's studies at UMass; Armenian identity; research and writing on food.
2013 Aug. 15 –
Pelham (Mass.) - Interview with Ekwueme Michael Thelwell, civil rights activist, writer, and professor of Afro American Studies at UMass Amherst. Graduating from Howard University, work with SNCC and Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, ending at UMass after getting an invitation in 1965 from Sidney Kaplan and following an FBI interview threatening to deport him back to Jamaica if he w... more