National Public Radio "Florida Frontiers" to Feature Public History Concentration at Bethune-Cookman University
History Professors Richard Peacock, Jeannette Ford and Anthony Dixon with Florida Historical Society Executive Director Ben Brotemarkle, host of "Florida Frontiers"
History came alive at B-CU as Florida Historical Society Executive Director Ben Brotemarkle interviewed Professors of History Anthony Dixon and Jeannette Ford on the University's public history and oral history programs' appeal to millennial students. The interview will air on "Florida Frontiers," a National Public Radio (NPR) program that is broadcast statewide on local NPR stations.
Students Elaysha Bazil and Kendrick Roberts, both seniors from the College of Liberal Arts, majoring in history with a concentration in public history, also shared their stories. The program aired Sunday, September 16 at 4 p.m. and will be shared again on Thursday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. on WMFE 90.7. "Florida Frontiers" is also available as a podcast.
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Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement. B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000. For more information, visit www.cookman.edu.