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.