Frances Smith-Foster is interviewed by Rogelia Mata via telephone. She begins by answering demographic information. Foster explains that though she taught in the department she was a member of the Afro American Studies department. She discusses the transition from hostility from the rest of the campus to the creation of the department when it was founded to a sort of indifference. She mentions the strength of the faculty as a major reason for the department's success. She discusses the bias involved with being black in the Women's Studies department and being female in the Afro American Studies department.