William Monroe Trotter Institute

The Study of Black Culture

In the Media

  • Boston Police, Fire departments lag behind in diversity ›

    The Boston Globe, April 14, 2015

    Barbara Lewis, director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black History and Culture, comments on a Walsh administration report that found Boston police and fire departments are the least racially diverse Boston city agencies. “It's a major challenge," she said.
  • From tension and hostility to an era of more interracial peace ›

    The Boston Globe, January 16, 2015

    Kenneth J. Cooper, editor of UMass Boston's Trotter Review, profiles Boston State College alumnus Mel King '52, a Boston mayoral finalist in 1983 and state representative from 1973 to 1982, and other individuals who have worked for equality in Boston.
  • Black Native Americans beginning to assert identity ›

    Bay State Banner, December 30, 2014

    Kenneth J. Cooper, editor of UMass Boston's Trotter Review, talks to Cedric J. Woods, director of the university's Institute for New England Native American Studies, about the challenges of tracing Native American lineage.
  • For African-Americans, Determining Native American Ancestry Often a Challenge ›

    Diverse Education, November 23, 2014

    Kenneth J. Cooper, editor of UMass Boston's Trotter Review, talks to Cedric J. Woods, director of the university's Institute for New England Native American Studies, about the challenges of tracing Native American lineage.
  • The changing face of citizenship ›

    The Boston Globe, March 24, 2014

    With a wave of new immigrants fueling rapid growth in Massachusetts' black population, Barbara Lewis, director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black History and Culture, says there is a opportunity for these new Americans to form an influential political coalition.
  • Mayor Walsh’s hires haven’t reflected city’s diversity ›

    Boston Globe, February 21, 2014

    Barbara Lewis, director of the Trotter Institute at UMass Boston, and Associate Professor of Political Science Paul Watanabe weigh in on the early hiring record of Mayor Marty Walsh, whose campaign promise of a diverse administration has yet to be realized.
  • Jail a hidden toll on city’s blacks ›

    The Boston Globe, November 26, 2013

    The William Monroe Trotter Institute at UMass Boston participated in the creation of “Studies on Religion and Recidivism,” a new report that shows the outsized impact of incarceration on black and Hispanic residents of Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roxbury.
  • “Invisible Man” comes to the stage ›

    WGBH, January 11, 2013

    Barbara Lewis, director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute, appeared on the WGBH program “Basic Black” this weekend to discuss the Huntington Theatre’s new production of Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man.”
  • “What Happened in Boston, Willie”: Reviews of Current Productions ›

    The Mirror, July 30, 2012

    Barbara Lewis, director of the Trotter Institute, authored this review of a performance of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity at the Boston Center for the Arts.