Dr. Yohuru R. Williams
Professor of History
o: Canisius Hall Rm 323
Five stages of grief: Another minority teenager gunned down
Dr. Yohuru Williams, associate vice president for academic affairs, penned an essay about the killing of Missouri teenager Michael Brown for LA Progressive. "We should all be angry about the killing of Michael Brown and moved by love to shape a world where we do not merely claim to care about urban youth but actively work to protect them from the most pernicious dangers that haunt them daily - violence and poverty," he wrote.
Published in LA Progressive on 8/14/14
Making Whoopi: Missing the point in the tenure debate
Dr. Yohuru Williams, associate vice president for academic affairs, penned an essay about Whoopi Goldberg's remarks on teacher tenure and its different meanings at the university and K-12 levels for LA Progressive. "Tenure does not protect bad teachers; it merely establishes their professional status," he wrote.
Published in LA Progressive on 12/14/13
The Kennedys and Martin Luther King
Dr. Yohuru Williams, professor of history, considers the intertwined legacies of the Kennedys and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Appeared on AllVoices on 11/26/13
Civil rights and youth mentoring
Dr. Yohuru Williams, professor of history and chair of Black Studies, moderated a panel discussion with members of the Little Rock Nine as part of the March on Washington Youth Mentoring Summit. "In order to learn how to be a giant, he told the young people gathered there, "you learn from giants."
Broadcast on C-Span on 8/27/13
The Next 'Messiah?
Dr. Yohuru Williams, professor and chair of history and director of Black Studies, was part of a live discussion on a Tennessee judge's ruling to forcibly change a baby's name to Martin from Messiah, which she said could not be used for anyone other than Jesus.
Broadcast on HuffPost Live on 8/22/13