Alvy King and Nancy Baker Jones
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In the 1960s, Alvy King was one of a small number of white scholars studying black history. He’s now a retired professor who spent his career studying and teaching multiculturalism. In this interview, Alvy talks with his wife Nancy Baker Jones about a post-doctorate fellowship he undertook starting in 1970. At the time, he could have attended any of five schools, but chose historically black Howard University so that he could better understand the feeling of being in the minority.