Dr. Cynthia Brown
Professor Emerita and Adjunct Professor, History
Department of Humanities
In 1979, Dr. Brown spent a week interviewing Septima Clark, who was then 81 and had spent a good part of her life struggling for civil rights in South Carolina. Brown subsequently edited and rearranged Clark's story, which is variously told in standard English, an African-inspired version spoken on St. John's Island, S.C., and Charlestonese.
Dr. Brown teaches world history and geography.
She is the author of "Refusing Racism: White Allies and the Struggle for Civil Rights," (Teachers College Press, 2002); "Like it Was: A Complete Guide to Writing Oral History" (New York: Teachers and Writers Collaborative, 1988); and "Ready from Within: Septima Clark and the Civil Rights Movement," (Navarro, CA: Wild Tree Press, 1986, re-issued by Africa World Press, 1990).