Barrington Tomlin

Barrington Tomlin headshotWhat brought you to UW–Madison? 

I’m from the south side of Chicago, Illinois, and what brought me to Madison was the better opportunities for myself by being in a diverse community.

What is your most memorable UW–Madison experience?

My most memorable experience in Madison is with me and my friends having a snowball fight with any and everyone who had walked past us. The point was to just have fun and remember that we can still bring joy into this world during the pandemic.

What has been your favorite class?

My favorite class was art history I had last semester because during discussions I loved when we analyzed images and talked about the background history of it.

What does Black History Month mean to you?

Black History Month means a lot to me, especially for those who don’t understand why we have a Black History Month. Our African American leaders/ heroes who put their lives in danger just so we can have the justice and respect we deserve aren’t being talked about every day and we have so many leaders that most of them aren’t known and should be.

Who is your favorite person in Black History?

My favorite person in Black History is Ruby Bridges, because for a young Black girl during the 50’s to go to an all-white school first takes guts then courage, knowing that a group of racist white Americans is yelling at you while all you want to do is walk into your school so that you can learn like the other kids.

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