NPR INTERVIEW WITH DEAN PHYLISS CRAIG-TAYLOR

Dean Phyliss Craig-Taylor after graduation from the University of Alabama in 1980. (Photo: NPR local affiliate WUNC. Courtesy Dean Phyliss Craig-Taylor)

Dean Phyliss Craig-Taylor after graduation from the University of Alabama in 1980. (Photo: NPR local affiliate WUNC. Courtesy Dean Phyliss Craig-Taylor)

NPR's Frank Statio, host of "The State of Things," interviewed NCCU School of Law dean Phyllis Craig-Taylor.

"Phyliss Craig-Taylor was part of the first wave of black students to integrate public schools in Alabama. She started attending an integrated school in third grade, and it was a challenging and formative experience. White children taunted her and threw projectiles at her, and she collected each item in a cigar box. These objects later served as evidence in a lawsuit to push for stronger integration of public schools."

"Craig-Taylor is now the dean of law at North Carolina Central University and advocates for accessible and high-quality education for students of color. Host Frank Stasio speaks with Phyliss Craig-Taylor about her life in education and law. Craig-Taylor also discusses being tapped by former President Barack Obama to be on an advisory board for historically black colleges and universities." NPR

Listen to the interview on NPR, HERE (http://www.tinyurl.com/ztfeld9)

 

 

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