The People, Places, and the History of The Northern Neck of VA

APFK Season 1
APFK Season 1
Episode 14: Dr. Dawne Y. Curry part 2

Dr. Curry is a Fulbright Scholar, an expert in documenting apartheid and sexism in South Africa, an author, and an Associate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Dawne Y. Curry is an Associate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies. She received her Ph.D. in African History from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan in 2006. Curry’s research field is 20th and 21st century African history with an emphasis on South African protest and resistance struggles. She also explores oral history, women and gender studies, comparative black history, and African colonial history. This Fulbright Scholar (South Africa, 2017-2018) is the author of Social Justice at Apartheid’s Dawn: African Women Intellectuals and the Quest to Save the Nation (2022) and Apartheid on a Black Isle: Removal and Resistance in Alexandra, South Africa (2012).

Dawne Y. Curry
Source – University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Show Notes

  • 8:09 I'd like to do a documentary film on South African women jazz artists.
  • 10:52 They weren't paid what they were supposed to get paid and stranded. And so they had to make do.
  • 20:32 I need to see myself as having colleagues that look like me, have students that look like me, we all need representation.
  • 24:27 I would always say never give up, stick to your plan, be determined. Just when you think you're about to fail, that's when you're going to succeed.
  • 27:22 I had met Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, everybody.

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