Oral History Interview with Blanche Wiesen Cook
In this interview, Blanche describes her perspective on Open Admissions as a faculty member teaching at John Jay College since 1967 when she worked closely with CUNY Senior Vice Chancellor Julius C.C. Edelstein. She expounds upon her political beliefs and how they intersect with her activism, such as participating in demonstrations to save John Jay College in the 1970’s. She stresses the importance of education in her own professional life and for society at large, and shares her own pedagogical philosophy when teaching the police officers and firefighters in her classes.
Creator | Medina, Douglas
Date Created | April 1, 2014
Interviewer | Medina, Douglas
Interviewee | Wiesen Cook, Blanche
Rights | Obtain From Medina, Douglas
Item Type | Oral History (Digital)
Cite This document | Medina, Douglas, “Oral History Interview with Blanche Wiesen Cook,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed December 1, 2023, https://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/6872.