Writers on Writing: Interview with Ron Howell
“Writers on Writing” Radio Show
Sunday, December 2, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Interview with Ron Howell
With Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director
The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Listen online at WMEC Radio: http://wmec.mec.cuny.edu.
Listen on the radio at WNYE 91.5 FM.
About the Program
Dr. Brenda Greene discusses with Professor Ron Howell, his biography on Bertram L. Baker, Boss of Black Brooklyn: The Life and Times of Bertram L. Baker (Fordham University Press, 2018). The late Bertram Baker, the grandfather of Ron Howell, immigrated to the United States from St. Nevis in 1915. He was the first Black person to hold a public office in Brooklyn and was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1948. Greene and Howell discuss the role that Baker played in Black politics in Brooklyn and highlights of Bertram’s life. Howell’s story is unique in that he brings his personal perspective to the life of man who had a major impact on Brooklyn politics.
About the Author
Ron Howell, a journalist who has written extensively about the Caribbean, Latin America, and New York City, is associate professor of Journalism at Brooklyn College and author of One Hundred Jobs: A Panorama of Work in the American City.
December 2, 2018
7:00 PM — 7:30 PM
Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
1150 Carroll Street
New York Public Radio, WNYE 91.5.FM