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Dr. Kim Lacy Rogers, Ph.D., 62, of Carlisle, died on Friday, February 21, 2014, at her home.  She was born on Feb. 26, 1951, in Plant City, FL, a daughter of the late William L. Rogers and Julia E. (Purvis) Carlson.

Kim, a history professor at Dickinson College, was a Past President of the American Oral History Association. She received numerous awards, including the Willoughby Fellow of Dickinson College (2009) and The Rockefeller Fellow of the National Humanities Center (1999-2000).  She published four books and numerous peer-reviewed papers.  Her academic focus was the oral history of the American Civil Rights Movement.  She conducted hundreds of interviews with participants on all sides of the civil rights movement.  Her systematic approach to Oral History fundamentally changed the way Oral History is conducted and the body of work she produced will be archived at Dickinson College. 

She is survived by one sister, Sally L. Segal of West Bloomfield, MI, one brother, Ted Rogers of San Diego, CA, two nephews; Justin Segal and Alex Rogers and her two Boxer canine companions; Lilly Belle and Baby.

A service to celebrate Kim’s life will be held in the spring of this year at Dickinson College.  Ewing Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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I was so sorry to read of Kim's passing. She was a wonderful person and will be missed.

Jackie Powell

I am truly saddened by her death though I feel so grateful to have learned endlessly from Professor Rogers. Her spirit will be carried on through the lives of those she so deeply impacted, for each of us know that her lessons were part of a larger vision she had for us as individuals and as a society.

Eliza Steele

She was always a supportive voice during my time as a Dickinson student. She will be missed.

Matt Hess

Professor Rogers shared her passion with her students and challenged us to analyze, debate, discuss and think critically about our history and how it shaped us as a nation. She was truly the most inspiring professor I had at Dickinson! My condolences to her family.

Jacqueline Pasquarella '87

I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Professor Rogers. As one of her students in the mid 1990s, I remember her sharp wit and observations well. Her passing is a true loss to the Dickinson community.
Kim Wise Fleming Dickinson '95

I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Rogers' passing. She was the first educator to really push me as a student and I have a great deal of respect for her. Dr. Rogers' dedication to Dickinson and her students is truly appreciated.

Andrew Phillips '92

Kim and I have worked together in the past. We were good in it. I enjoyed being with her and I admired her. My very best wishes sent from Europe

selma leydesdorff, Amsterdam

  I was so sorry to hear of Dr. Roger's passing. Dr. Rogers arrived at Dickinson my sophomore year and she quickly became one of my mentors. Dr. Rogers became one of my primary influences in my life and helped me learn how to learn by pulling out of me what I did not even know I had. I cannot begin to write about the many discussions we had and the important role she played in my academic life, but Dr. Rogers will always have a special place in my heart, and I feel privileged to have worked with her. She was indeed a very special person.
Daphne Moritz
 Georgia Street, my darling.

Just learned of Kim's death. We were classmates at Florida State and worked together on the student newspaper. She was a fascinating woman. I am sure she will live on in the memory of many.

David Lee McMullen
 I was sadly shocked to know of the passing of Professor Rogers. I took two classes with her and she was the best history professor I had at Dickinson. For her history was a living, breathing organism ... And I truly felt that in her classes. I especially enjoyed her "Seminar of the 1960's" and I learned an incredible amount in that class! Not only was Professor Rogers a demanding professor, she was a genuinely caring person and her warmth, humor and passion was evident. I feel fortunate and honored to have been touched by this amazing woman's talent and sensitivity. She will be sorely missed .. And the legacy she has left behind has inspired me to leave my own legacy as well. Thank you, Professor Rogers! RIP

 Anthony Morelli, Jr.

I am so sorry to hear of Kim's passing. She was the consummate dinner guest, able to make every person in the room feel as if they were the most important. A truly lovely person.

Julie Garnier
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