Tamara Plummer, '02 (BardCorps)

Interviewee

Tamara Plummer

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Significant Quote

"They came from everywhere, you know. We had really interesting conversations that I never had before about race and gender and ethnicity-- and what does it mean to be this thing? and what does it not mean?"

Class Year

2002

Academic Program

Music

Interviewer

Helene Tieger, '85

Description

Plummer describes the process of creating her senior project which combined two bassoon performances with a written project on African Americans and Negro spirituals. She recalls immersing herself in black culture at Bard; her role as the president of the Bard Black Student Organization in her sophomore year; setting up comfortable spaces for all students on campus; talking about race on campus, and trying to understand those who engaged in racially charged 'passive micro-aggressions' ; witnessing voluntary self-segregation in Kline Commons; getting James Bagwell to sing at her senior project; being one of the first student employees of the Bertelsmann Campus Center. She also mentions later becoming a college administrator at UVM, and her current desire to become a priest.

Keywords

Bard Black Student Organization, L&T, Nicole Woods, Carol Werner, Erin Cannan, Kyle Gann, Tremblay, James Bagwell, Leon Botstein, Bertelsmann Campus Center, Alan Josey, the Ravines, Hirsch Hall

Location

Stevenson Library

Interview Date

10-22-2011

Interview Duration

22:48

Tamara Plummer, '02 (BardCorps)

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