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A video oral history conducted by archives intern Emily Murphy with English professor Kamila Kehoe via Zoom on March 29, 2021, concerning the Covid-19 pandemic. Professor Kehoe discusses the impact of the pandemic on her classes and students, specifically with regards to accessibility issues and online teaching strategies. She expresses concern for post-pandemic PTSD-related effects on society and describes her personal experiences with the pandemic over the course of the last year. She also touches on the Black Lives Matter protests, their relationship to the pandemic, and American education.
Video recording of the commencement ceremonies held on May 18, 2018 in the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center.
Video recording of the commencement ceremonies held on May 17, 2019, at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center.
Video recordings of RCC commencement ceremonies.
Video recording of an oral history conducted via Zoom by archivist Julia Greider on September 13, 2021, with Booker DeVaughn. Dr. DeVaughn worked at Roxbury Community College from 1976-1985. During his time at RCC, Dr. DeVaughn served as Director of Continuing Education and Community Services, the Dean for Academic Affairs and Community Services, and Interim President. Dr. DeVaughn discusses the early development of RCC, the struggle to get an adequate college campus, the presidency of Ken Haskins, and early academic programs at RCC.
Video recording of a Women's History Month event hosted on Zoom on March 30, 2021. The event was organized by professors Mya Bowen (IT), Véronique Helenon (History), Kamila Kehoe (English), Sharlene Malcolm (Business), and Monique Selden-Riley (Psychology).
Video of the honors presentations given via Zoom videoconferencing on April 20, 2023.
Video of the honors presentations given via Zoom videoconferencing on November 30, 2022.
Video of the honors presentations given via Zoom videoconferencing on December 3, 2021.
Video of the honors presentations given via Zoom videoconferencing on April 20, 2022.
Video recording of an oral history conducted via Zoom by archivist Julia Greider on June 17, 2021, with Andrew English. This interview was recorded shortly after Mr. English retired from his position as a full-time professor in the the English as a Second Language (ESL) department. Professor English discusses the history of the ESL department at Roxbury Community College since 1990, the changing demographics of RCC, and his experience as ESL department head. He also briefly describes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on his classes and approach to teaching.
A video oral history conducted by archivist Julia Greider with psychology professor Tesfay Aradom via Zoom on May 28, 2020, concerning the Covid-19 pandemic. Professor Aradom discusses the responses of his students, the college, and the wider world to the pandemic and addresses the effects of the pandemic on mental health.
A video oral history conducted by archives intern Melissa Jones with history professor Kevin Aylmer via Zoom on July 21, 2020, concerning the Covid-19 pandemic. Professor Aylmer discusses the impact of the pandemic on his classes, his students, and society. He also ponders the broader historical and political implications of the pandemic.
A video oral history conducted by archivist Julia Greider with Nathan Simms, Director for Community and Governmental Affairs, on June 25, 2020. [Note: At the beginning of the video, Julia Greider incorrectly states the date as May 25. It was in fact June 25, 2020.] In this interview, Mr. Simms discusses the impact of COVID-19 on his personal and professional life. He also describes his reaction to the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police and his participation in the resulting protests, part of the Black Lives Matter movement. Additionally, he discusses the Black Men Speak event held at RCC in response to continuing police brutality towards African Americans.
Oral histories conducted with members of the RCC community dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.
A video performance by the spring 2020 Acting II class taught by Marisa Jones, recorded as the students' final project on May 6, 2020. The anthology piece, entitled "Pandemic," was written and performed by the students in the class.
This video was compiled in May 2020 by the marketing department, which solicited contributions from the faculty and staff as well as community leaders to express congratulations to the graduating class of 2020, whose commencement ceremonies were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Video recording of the event "Black Men Speak: Reflections on Racism in America. Where do we go from here?" held on June 20, 2020, in the Media Arts Center at RCC. The event was moderated by Michael Curry, Chairman of the National NAACP Board of Directors, and invited a number of Black men from the Boston area to discuss issues of race and policing in the wake of widespread protests over police violence. Participants included Willie Bodrick II, Steven W. Tompkins, Abrigal Forrester, Imari Paris Jeffries, Conan Harris, Kevin Williams, Darrell Jones, William Gross, Dana Supreme Richardson, Paul Francisco, Thaddeus Miles, Rahsaan Hall, Joseph D. Feaster, and Segun Idowu.