Deborah Smith Pollard

"Have faith that as divided as this culture seems to be right now, just know that there have been other divisive times and we've gotten through those, and we can get through this one as well."

This episode of Strength in the Midst of Change features Deborah Smith Pollard, Professor of English Literature and Humanities at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and co-host and co-producer of “Sunday Morning Inspiration” on WMXD “Mix” 92.3 FM with Glenda Curry. In this episode, Dr. Pollard shares her knowledge about gospel music, how it has evolved through the years, and why it inspires her. She also talks about how Christian rap and gospel music intersect and how they have both addressed racism and revolution.

Resiliency is best demonstrated in times of change. Join CEW+ Director Tiffany Marra as she talks to students, staff, faculty, and community members connected to the University of Michigan’s Center for the Education of Women+ (CEW+) in our podcast, Strength in the Midst of Change, to hear personal and professional stories of strength and growth. Through this podcast, CEW+ seeks to create a safe place where you will be inspired by the stories of everyday people.

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