Amy Bass’s road to the Vancouver Olympics

Amy Bass appears very busy these days. She is director of the honors program at The College of New Rochelle, author of the recently published Those About Him Remained Silent: The Battle over W. E. B. Du Bois, and — not to mention — supervisor of the research room for NBC’s coverage of the Vancouver Olympics.

In a short, lively blog interview, Bass reveals how she became involved with NBC and offers important advice to undergraduate history majors. She says:

Historians have made research an art form. We know how to turn the tiniest details into important pieces of the big picture and — perhaps most importantly — we know how to express it well. The ability to think, write, speak, communicate, innovate and create: that is history well done.

Read the full interview here.

Bass is also author of Not the Triumph but the Struggle: The 1968 Olympics and the Making of the Black Athlete.

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