This oral history features three members of the class of the Pembroke College class of 1968: Marcia D. Lloyd, an artist and professor of Painting at the Massachusetts College of Art; Bernicestine E. McLeod, an information management consultant; and Sandra L. Richards, a professor of African American Studies and Theatre at Northwestern University.
Lloyd begins the interview discussing her work as an artist, her involvement with the Brown Corporation, her Philadelphia background, coming to Pembroke, and the school’s racial climate and the corresponding social life.
McLeod enters the conversation by discussing the Afro-American society, her background in Washington D.C., and transitioning from a predominantly black to predominantly white environment.
Richards then explains her background from Boston, the racial environment at Pembroke, and the impact on black students.
The alumnae also recount the social interactions that brought black students together, as well as Martin Luther King visiting Brown University and his later assassination. They also discuss the value of holding a degree from Brown, the Brown experience, and issues facing Brown in the early 1990s.
Please note that Mary Murphy, Nancy L. Buc '65 Pembroke Center Archivist, conducted a similar interview with Lloyd, McLeod, and Richards, in May 2018 at their 50th reunion.
Alumnae Hall, Brown University, Providence, RI