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Cory Booker

Cory Booker, the current Democratic junior senator of New Jersey — and its first Black senator — was the mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013. He is known for his commitment to education reform. Booker was interviewed at Duke in 2009.

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What is Rutherfurd Living History?

The Living History program is an innovative interview platform, oral history archive and media lab. We’re researching and creating new ways to use recorded interviews as tools for investigating, understanding and narrating current events and issues. The program is part of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy.


The Rutherfurd Living History Program's archives of newsmakers, news breakers, and more, running back to the early 1970s.

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Groups of interviews clustered around a topic, including voting rights in North Carolina and rural poverty in the South.

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Explore interactive timelines that connect and annotate the interviews on this site.

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