Interview with Dr. Lisa Brock, Part 1

Interview with Dr. Lisa Brock, Part 1


Dr. Lisa Brock


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Buffy Satchwell, Kalamazoo College


Part 1 of two part interview with Dr. Lisa Brock recorded on April 29, 2015. Dr. Brock is interviewed by Kalamazoo College student Buffy Satchwell as a part of SHARE's (formerly known as the Southwest Michigan Black Heritage Society) Baldwin Archive Engaging the Wisdom Project with Kalamazoo College. During the interview Dr. Brock discusses the following topics:

  • History of parents and grandparents living in southern Ohio;
  • Childhood memories of neighborhood, growing up in a tight-knit black community;
  • Experiences of education from elementary through high school;
  • Attending Oberlin college and Howard University, a HBCU;
  • Memories of influences that motivated involvement in activism;
  • Story of seeing Martin Luther King, Jr. speak;
  • Memories of 1968 in Washington D.C during the riots and the Civil Rights Movement;
  • Discussion of African American history;
  • Stories of activist work in countries like Cuba, Mozambique, and South Africa;
  • Discussion of work in the Anti-Apartheid movement in the 1980s and 90s.

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Location of Interview

Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI


Engaging the Wisdom


Oral History, Kalamazoo Michigan, African American History, Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights Movement, Anti-Apartheid, Social Justice, Activism, Public School Integration, Howard University, HBCU, Washington D.C.


African American Studies | African Studies | Civic and Community Engagement | Inequality and Stratification | Oral History | Politics and Social Change | Public History | Race and Ethnicity | Social History | Social Justice


The Society for History and Racial Equity’s oral history archive is made possible through Western Michigan University’s Presidential Innovation Professorship program. All collection materials and copyright are owned by SHARE; Western Michigan University Libraries provide stewardship and digital access. Content is for educational purposes only and non-reproducible. If cited or linked, please do so through ScholarWorks with appropriate attribution. Please direct any questions to

The Engaging the Wisdom project was made possible by Ms. Donna Odom (retired SHARE Executive Director), Dr. Bruce Mills (Kalamazoo College History Department) and Kalamazoo College students.



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30 pages

Interview with Dr. Lisa Brock, Part 1