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A VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH ALEXIS ARNOLD

Student Voices highlights the work of American University students.


An interview with Alexis Arnold for the Julian Bond Oral History Project, sponsored by the School of Public Affairs at American University. Conducted by Cayla Fox and Elizabeth Groux, members of the American University class of 2020, in Washington, D.C. on October 16th, 2019.




Alexis Arnold is a December 2019 graduate of American University. During her time there, she was the president and editor-in-chief of the Blackprint, a student-run publication centered around the experiences of students of color. Here, she talks about her personal and family background, and the people, events and experiences that led her to pursue a career in journalism. Ms. Arnold also talks about her experience as a Black journalist at a predominantly white university.


The Student Voices page of the Julian Bond Oral History Project features the work of students at American University. On occasion, this page will feature interviews conducted by American University students with civil rights activists past and present. Other times, we will feature interviews with American University students about their own work in politics and social activism.

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Please direct any inquiries by email to Dr. Gregg Ivers at ivers@american.edu

PROJECT DIRECTOR: Dr. Gregg Ivers, Professor of Government, American University

RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT: Gracie Brett, Lianna Bright, Audra Gale, and Colleen Vivaldi

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT: Cameron Burns, Andrew Eversden, Kevin Alexander Gray, and Lawrence Holman

PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE AND WEBSITE DESIGN: Jessica Merriman