Interview with Richard Craven : Alumni Stories

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Richard Craven (BS Industrial Engineering, AB African and African American Studies, 1982) discusses being immersed in Stanford’s Black community, his journey to Harvard Business School, and his personal life post-Harvard. He reflects on his experiences with the Black Student Union, the Black Recruitment Orientation Committee (BROC), and The Real News, as well as the impact African and African American Studies had on his personal and academic life. Craven also shares his children’s accomplishments and the international African American men’s book group he founded over five years ago.


Type of resource text
Extent 1 text file
Place Stanford (Calif.)
Publisher Stanford Historical Society
Date created November 15, 2022 -
Language English
Digital origin born digital


Interviewee Craven, Richard
Creator Craven, Richard
Interviewer Barr-Brown, Makeda
Publisher Stanford Historical Society


Subject Stanford University. Students > 1970s
Subject Universities and colleges
Subject College students
Genre Interview

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Location SC0932
Repository Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives

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Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program interviews, 1999-2022

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