Oral history of Lynnise Norris
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Lynnise Norris is the Supervisor of Sponsored Projects in the Finance Division of Johns Hopkins University and an active member of the Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA), elected President of the organization in 2017. In this interview, Norris describes aspects of her childhood in West Baltimore in the 1960s, including how her neighborhood changed following the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and instances of racism her family experienced in the city. Norris shares her experience working at Johns Hopkins, outlining instances of racism and inequitable treatment she and other Black staff have faced from leadership, and the work she has done to improve advancement opportunities for people of color at the university.