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Alumnus William Epps, Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Los Angeles. He talks about how his parents, who were African Americans from the South, came to TC for teacher prep during the Jim Crow era -- and how TC, by playing that same role for many others, made an enormous impact on education for African Americans.

Premiered on 1/25/2013

About the Series

In "Mini Moments with Big Thinkers," leading figures in Teachers College's history discuss groundbreaking ideas, research and initiatives born at the College during the past half-century. The Mini Moments are drawn from the College’s Oral History Project, a collection of more than 90 videotaped interviews conducted by Melanie Shorin and Jessica Wiederhorn, the principals of The Narrative Trust, a private firm that conducts and captures the oral histories of institutions, communities and individuals. Produced in conjunction with TC’s Department of Development and External Affairs, the Mini-Moments are airing throughout 2013.

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