Senior Profile–William C.

The class of 2020 is having an unusual final semester, to say the least. While it is no replacement for a graduation ceremony, we thought it would be nice to have a little feature for each of our graduating seniors. 


Today’s featured student is William C.

Why did you become a history major?
I became a history major because I wanted to know why things unfolded the way they did and I wanted to learn about the “little people” in history.

What is one book from a history class that will stick with you?
One book that will always stick out is This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed by Charles E. Cobb Jr. It showed a whole different side to the civil rights movement.

What is a fond memory you will have about your time as a history major?
I will always remember the relief of having our senior comps waived.

Who was the most interesting or intriguing historical figure that you learned about while at Saint Anselm?
The most interesting historical figure I learned about was Chuck Berry and how he was one of the major causes of integrated crowds.

If you could live in a time and place that you studied, what would it be?
If could live in a time and place I studied, it would be Tennessee in the 1970s. There was a lot going on in the world and a lot going on artistically as well.

Do you have any plans after graduation?
My plans for after graduation are to keep writing music and attend grad school. Hopefully pocket enough money to move out of my parents’ house.

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