Mary Asaba is a Graduate Assistant with the Education and Special Education Department at Mansfield University. Her quest for educational knowledge began in her native home of African Country, Cameroon. In this discussion, Mary talks with Dr. Kathleen Carico about the history of her country, the educational environment and what triggered her mission to seek special educational change in Cameroon. Listen to this Podcast
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In Part 2 of this podcast series, Mary tells of her mission to get to the US from her native African home, to study Special Education. Mary’s story of being a mother with an autistic child and living within a country that has no support for children with special needs is truly inspirational.
Dennis Miller talks to Dr. Lynn Pifer, professor of English and Director of the Frederick Douglass Institute at Mansfield University in Part 1 of Civil Rights Fiction. They discusses novels that revolve around the civil rights movement and how the emotional element of these novels, often outweighs the intellectual underpinnings of the movement. Listen to this Podcast
In Part 2 of Civil Rights in Fiction, Dr. Lynn Pifer begins the discussion by talking about the Civil Rights Movement images that normally go through our minds, and just how sanitized they are.
As we move on to Part 2 of Mary Asaba and her Special Mission, she continues to talk candidly with Kathleen Carico on the subject closest to her heart, and the reason she is at Mansfield University, Special Education. Mary talks of problems with the education system in her native country of Africa and what she hopes to accomplish when she returns home. Her story begins with her Penn State Fellowship, which just happens to be her first trip to the United States.
Dr. Bernard Koloski, professor emeritus at Mansfield University, is one of the pre-eminent scholars of 19th century writer Kate Chopin. Dr. Koloski discusses Chopin’s life and works and his role in rescuing her from obscurity. Today, she is recognized as one of America’s great authors. Dr. Koloski is the author/editor of five Chopin books, including the most recent, Awakenings: The Story of the Kate Chopin Revival.
More information can be found at http://www.katechopin.org/
Bernard Koloski has been writing about Kate Chopin for over thirty years. A professor emeritus of English at Mansfield University, he is the author of Kate Chopin: A Study of the Short Fiction and has published editions of Chopin’s At Fault, Bayou Folk, and A Night in Acadie. Dr. Bernard Koloski continues his discussion on Chopin and her relevance in 21st Century American life and literature.
Harriet Jacobs grew up as a slave, enduring sexual abuse from her owner until she escaped by hiding seven years in a crawl space. After she fled North, Ms. Jacobs wrote her autobiography and became a driving force in civil and human rights. In Part 1 of Harriet Jacobs, 19th Century Civil Rights Pioneer, Dennis Miller talks with Dr. Lynn Pifer, Mansfield University professor of English and director of the Frederick Douglass Institute. Dr. Pifer discusses Ms. Jacobs’ early years and her drive to escape slavery at any cost.
In Part 2 of Harriet Jacobs, 19th Century Civil Rights Pioneer, Dr. Lynn Pifer talks about Ms. Jacobs’ adult years, her travels, her role in the abolitionist movement and how her autobiography was rediscovered after decades of obscurity.
Fredrick Douglass is a name well known, but how much do we really know about the man himself? Dennis Miller speaks with Dr. Lynn Pifer about Douglass and his influence on American culture and his impact on our society today.