Native Washingtonian Rosalind Wiseman went to school with mean girls, then grew up to study them and the wider social dynamics of young women. She joins Kojo with former student Alexandra Petri to discuss the complexities of womanhood at different stages of life.
The University of Virginia was founded by Thomas Jefferson as an elite institution for the south’s wealthy white elite, but Brown v. Board of Education forced it to open its doors to African American students in the 1950s. A new book, The Key to the Door, tells the stories of some of the school’s first African American students, documents their struggles and achievements, and discusses their impact on the generations of Black students and faculty that followed in their footsteps.
- Maurice Apprey Co-editor of The Key to the Door: Experiences of Early African American Students at the University of Virginia; psychoanalyst and expert on conflict resolution; Dean of the Office of African-American Affairs at University of Virginia.
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