The Professor and the Student: Lessons from My Experiences with Rod Bush
This essay by Godfrey Vincent, titled “The Professor and the Student: Lessons from my Experiences with Rod Bush,” is a chapter in the anthology Rod Bush: Lessons from a Radical Black Scholar on Liberation, Love, and Justice, edited by Melanie E. L. Bush, and co-edited by Rose M. Brewer, Daniel Douglas, Loretta Chin, and Robert Newby (2019). Rod Bush, a former Professor of Sociology at St. John’s University, Queens Campus, spent his life in the revolutionary struggle in the hope to create an egalitarian world. Vincent and Bush connected on this journey where Bush became Vincent’s mentor. In this chapter Godfrey Vincent reflects on Rod Bush as the quintessential professor, revolutionary, and mentor.