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Hopkins, Beth (Video Interview and Transcript)

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Winston-Salem, NC
creator
Hopkins, Beth
Zanish-Belcher, Tanya
date
2015-09-22T19:22:24Z
2015-09-22T19:22:24Z
2014-12-05
2015-09-21 (issued)
description
Muriel Beth Norbrey Hopkins received her B.A. (1973) majoring in Asian history, and a J.D. (1977) from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia. She was Wake Forest's first black homecoming queen. Professor Hopkins has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Virginia and Louisiana, an Assistant Attorney General in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the Wake Forest University Legal Counsel's Office and as an associate in a private law firm. She returned to Wake Forest in 1985 and held positions in the Legal Department (1985-1992), the Department of History (1999-2001) and American Ethnic Studies (2001-2007). She was named Professor of Practice in the Department of History (2007-2016), School of Law (2009-2016) and Director of Outreach (2010-2016) in the School of Law. Professor Hopkins developed courses and developed and directed the Pro Bono and Public Initiative Programs in the School of Law. She is married to another Wake Forest University alumnus, Lawrence D. Hopkins, and is an active community volunteer as well as chairing the Constitution and Rules Committee of the United States Tennis Association. Professor Hopkins describes growing up in Virginia, arriving at Wake Forest, and her core group of African-American friends who supported each other during their undergraduate years. She also describes her law career, the impact of having children on that career, as well as courses she developed at Wake Forest.
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video/mp4
oral histories
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History of Wake Forest University Oral Histories (RG53.1), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/57333
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Hopkins, Beth--Interviews
Wake Forest University--History
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Hopkins, Beth (Video Interview and Transcript)
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