Bellevue University Faculty Member Interviews Co-Author Dr. Yohuru Williams
Joe Anson, Assistant Professor of Education at Bellevue University, worked with the National Writing Project’s The Write Time. In this program, writing teachers from across the NWP Network interview young-adult and children’s authors about their books.
The latest program featured co-author Dr. Yohuru Williams and his book Call Him Jack: The Story of Jackie Robinson, Black Freedom Fighter, a story that focuses on Robinson’s activism both before and after his baseball career.
Anson, an avid baseball lover and writer, was given the opportunity to interview Williams and get to know his book.
“I could listen to him all day long discuss the importance of history and its exploration. Hearing him discuss his processes for research and writing inspired me to make time to do so again myself,” said Anson. “Indeed, his activism comes through in his words and his actions.”
A new program airs twice a month and is released on YouTube afterwards.
Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org).