There are a number of things you should know about Muriel Simms. She was born and raised in Madison. She is an Adjunct Faculty member at Edgewood College and she is the author of Settlin’: Stories of Madison’s Early African American Families.
You should also know that she was, is, and will always defend her hometown. This is part two of her interview with contributor gianofer fields. In this conversation, instead of telling the stories of others…Simms tells her own.
About the Host:
gianofer (JON nah fer) fields is an Art Historian and Material Culture contributor and curates the Radio Chipstone series. The project is hosted by the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the Chipstone Foundation; a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.
About the Guest:
Muriel Simms is a lifelong Madison resident and longtime educator in the Madison Metropolitan School District. She received her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002 and serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at Edgewood College. Her recent book, Settlin’: Stories of Madison’s Early African American Families, is now available via the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.
Image: Cover of Muriel Simms’ book Settlin’.
This segment comes from the Radio Chipstone Archives on WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio.