Dillard University – Episode #99

Dillard University

Today’s episode is about Dillard University. Situated in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans, Dillard University is a historically black university, founded in 1930, but with roots going back to 1869.

Join me as we visit the campus and learn about its mission, its history, and the impact of Dillard University graduates.

All this and more in today’s episode!

Quick Episode Summary

  • Recap of last episode with Kevin Pedeaux, Coffee Roast Coffee
  • Introduction of Dillard University and our guests: John Kennedy, University Archivist Robert Mitchell Jr., University Registrar Adrian Anderson, Director of Alumni Relations
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (1:15)
  • Founding of Dillard University (2:05)
  • Impact on Jazz music (8:00)
  • Hurricane Katrina (18:00)
  • Community Service (31:00)
  • Hip Hop Prez – Meet them where they are (46:15)
  • Dillard Graduates, Physics, Law and more (51:00)

For More Information about Dillard University

Check out the Dillard University website. I’ll add email addresses for today’s guests soon.

Previous Episodes Mentioned

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Thank You

Thanks to Adrian Anderson, John Kennedy, and Robert Mitchell Jr. for being my guests on today’s episode.

A special thanks to Anthony Joiner for connecting me to Dillard University, and to Lauren Cox for getting the interviews set up.

Thanks also to Joel Sharpton from Pro Podcasting Services for being the intro voice of the podcast!

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