Tune in this Monday, February 16th from 2pm-5pm(PST)/5pm-8pm(EST) for an all New episode of Conversations With Cogee “The Real Black History Month: Hidden Lies of Our Black History” Part 2. Featuring Dr. Sandra Jowers-Barber.

Dr. Sandra Jowers-Barber, a native of Atlantic City, NJ, is Division Chair for Humanities and Associate Professor at the University of the District of Columbia Community College. She is also the host of UDC Forum on the University’s cable television station. Sandra, a historian, received both her doctorate in United States History and her MA in Public History from Howard University.

Her scholarship in disability history focuses on researching, documenting, and interpreting the history of the African American deaf community.  She is establishing herself as an expert in this area through her research on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia case, Miller v. DC Board of Education, a pre-Brown v. Board of Education case that changed the educational policy for African American deaf school age children in the District of Columbia. Her scholarship in disability history focuses on researching, documenting, and interpreting the history of the African American deaf community.  Dr. Jowers-Barber speaks regularly at community events and workshops on the importance of oral history in documenting the African American experience.

Her chapter “The Struggle to Educate Black Deaf School Children in Washington, DC” in A Fair Chance in the Race of Life: Gallaudet University’s Role in Deaf History explores the struggle of African American deaf school age children for an education in the District of Columbia. This anthology, published by Gallaudet University Press, celebrates 150 years of deaf education in Washington, D.C. “Educating Washington’s Black Deaf Children in the Nineteenth Century”, Dr. Jowers’ chapter in Emerging Scholars Shifting Paradigms: Black Women’s Scholarship, documents the struggle to establishment a school for the deaf in the nation’s capitol. Her article, “Teaching the African Diaspora: Using History to Connect People” for the internet publication VidaAfrolatina.com explores how teaching in an international classroom provides opportunities for students to experience the informative exchanges that can and should take place between different cultures in an academic arena. Her chapter, “The African-American Family: Giving the Gift of Roots and Wings” is included in the publication Family Affair: African American Identity in the 21st Century.  Her biographical entry on the “The National Black Deaf Advocates” is found in the Encyclopedia of American Disability. She is currently preparing her manuscript Oral Histories of Washingtonians from Pre- Miller v. DC Board of Education to Post-Brown v. Board of Education for publication.

Tune in Monday at 2PT / 5ET for great information and knowledge of black history you may not have heard of or forgotten!   Make sure you have your pens and your papers!   If you would like to chime in on Conversations With Cogee topics, Listeners can call in at (702)731-1230 or toll free (866)820-5528. If you would like to be a guest, have a question about the show, send us a message! Inbox us on facebook!

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