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Cherylyn Landora Edwards Rush was born in 1959 in Shirley, Massachusetts. Mrs. Rush moved to Pennsylvania at a very young age. Her father, Lester Edwards, was in the military. After her parents divorced, Cherylyn’s mother Pearl developed ovarian cancer and passed away when Cherylyn was about seven years old. Her grandmother Louise Jackson then cared for Cherylyn until she went to live with their father. Mr. Edwards had remarried. When Cherylyn’s father and her stepmother divorced, she returned to Philadelphia, PA and attended William Penn High School. Cherylyn earned her high school diploma although she was pregnant with her son. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at La Salle University and was pursuing a Master’s degree at the time of the interview. At the time of the interview, she was Multicultural Education Coordinator at La Salle University and had worked at La Salle for more than 25 years. This interview discusses her upbringing, education, and work at La Salle University.


The complete transcript accompanying this interview can be accessed in the La Salle University Archives, but requires editing before presentation on the web.

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Audio Recording of Interview Session 1

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Audio Recording of Interview Session 2

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Rush Interview Session 1 mp3 format

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Rush Interview Session 2 mp3 format

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