Fordham Conversations
Tapping into the Fordham University community to discuss and uncover issues that impact our world locally and beyond.

On this week’s Fordham Conversations, Alumni Relations Director Caitlin Tramel discusses the oral history project “Fordham Voices.” We also here from some Fordham Alumni on their college experience and how it helped shape them into the people they are.  You can listen to Fordham Conversations, Saturdays at 7am on 90.7 WFUV.  (Show's Original Broadcast January 16, 2010)

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Body Text: Many converations about America's history reiterates the idea that the progressive north led the opposition to slavery against the racist South.  But in fact, many of the nation’s Ivy League universities had profitable connections to slavery. Dr. Craig Steven Wilder explores the connection between Ivy League schools and the slave trade in his latest book "Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities."

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Dr. Olivia Hooker talks about surviving The Tulsa Oklahoma Race Riot of 1921 and becoming the first African-American woman to enlist in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War 2.  We also hear from Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins who proposed and helped pass a legislative resolution in the New York State Senate honoring Dr. Hooker for her achievements and contributions to both the women’s and the civil rights movements. 

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Social Stigma can take on many forms.  It may be an unpleasant remark, a strange look or even the refusal of employment.  On today's Fordham Conversations WFUV's Will Germain try to understand the phenomena of stigma by talking with Tina Maschi. She’s President of the national Organization of Forensic Social Work, and a professor at the Fordham University Graduate School of social service.

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