Dr. Jones will discuss his new book, The Tuskegee Student Uprising (discount code JONES30-FM_), the untold story of a dynamic student movement on one of the nation’s most important historically Black campuses. The discussion will include Dr. Robert P. Robinson, Assistant Professor & Academic Counselor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Both Dr’s Jones and Robinson are alums of UED.

Brian Jones is the inaugural Director of the Center for Educators & Schools at The New York Public Library. He is the former Associate Director of Education at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, where was also a scholar-in-residence. Brian taught elementary grades in New York City’s public schools for nine years before pursuing a PhD in Urban Education at the CUNY Graduate Center. He writes about black education history and politics, most recently in a contribution to Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice (Haymarket Books, 2020).

Robert P. Robinson is an Assistant Professor in the SEEK Program at John Jay College, Adjunct Professor at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and an Induction Mentor at Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to higher education, he was a K-12 educator and mentor for 11 years. His broad research and teaching focus on Black education history, history of U.S. education, curriculum studies, higher education mentorship and advising, and the Black Freedom Movement. His prospective book project is a history of the Black Panther Party’s Oakland Community School (OCS) as a site for understanding Black self-determination, the shift in mainstream curriculum and pedagogy, and the Black radical imagination in education.