Interview with Dr. Lisa Brock, Part 2

Interview with Dr. Lisa Brock, Part 2


Dr. Lisa Brock


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Buffy Satchwell


Part 2 of two part interview with Dr. Lisa Brock recorded on May 15, 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’s) Baldwin Archive Engaging the Wisdom Project with Kalamazoo College. During this interview Dr. Brock discusses the following topics:

  • Discussion of social justice work at Kalamazoo College with the Arcus Center;
  • Comparison of past approaches in Civil Rights movements to current movements;
  • Memories of high school and influential literature regarding social activism;
  • Discussion of American history in the South and changes from the Civil Rights Movement;
  • Examples in history of Apartheid and slavery;
  • Story about Brock’s grandmother;
  • Family histories learned by interviewing her grandparents;
  • Discussion of the value of learning African-American history;
  • Challenges faced as an African-American woman.

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Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI


Engaging the Wisdom


Oral History, Kalamazoo Michigan, African American History, Martin Luther King Jr., W.E.B. Du Bois, Angela Davis, The National Archives in Washington D.C., ACLU, YMCA


African American Studies | Civic and Community Engagement | Higher Education | Inequality and Stratification | Oral History | 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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26 pages

Interview with Dr. Lisa Brock, Part 2