Nell Irvin Painter


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Many of Nell Irvin Painter's interviews have been recorded. Some of the organizations who have conducted the interviews make their recordings available to the public for a fee.

Some of the recordings listed here are individual interviews with Professor Painter. Others are documentaries or instructional films in which Professor Painter participates.

On April 13, 2002, Nell Painter participated in a panel discussion at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians on Writing History Vividly. The discussion was televised by C-Span.

On April 30, 2001, Nell Painter participated at Battle Creek, Michigan, in a C-Span panel discussion on the Writings of Sojourner Truth.

On December 8, 2000, Nell Painter participated at the City University of New York in a panel discussion on Women Writing Women's Lives. The discussion was televised by C-Span.

On September 13, 1999, Nell Painter participated in C-Span's portrait of President Woodrow Wilson, broadcast from Staunton, Virginia.

On October 22, 1996, Nell Painter was interviewed on C-Span about Sojourner Truth, A Life, A Symbol. The interview was aired on C-Span on December 8, 1996.


On September 25, 1996, Terry Gross interviewed Nell Painter about Sojourner Truth, A Life, A Symbol on the NPR program Fresh Air.

Professor Painter was one of eight prominent minority faculty members featured in an 86 minute video entitled "Shattering the Silences", produced in 1987. The video analyzes special pressures minority faculty face in majority white institutions and lays out strategies that universities and colleges can follow to remedy many of the resulting recruiting and retention problems.

In the mid-1980s, Professor Painter talked at Columbia University's Oral History Research Office on the creation of her oral history-based biography of Hosea Hudson, Black leader and Communist militant.

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