Tuesday, May 1 2012
Copeland and Brooks infected my classroom with the ‘existential freedom’ that allows each person to stare into the darkness, yet somehow and someway, find the words, the voice, and the courage to sing a sweet song. That is, they gave us all the blues.
Friday, September 16 2011
It’s clear that Harlem is home for Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, but at no point does she ever intimate what made it home, or even when it became home and not just fodder for a book.
Thursday, September 3 2009
Federal funding for the arts in the U.S. was a contentious issue for FDR's Works Progress Administration.
Thursday, July 19 2007
Biography captures the complexity of writer Ralph Ellison.
Thursday, June 7 2007
With her Nobel Prize for literature and more impressive corpus, Toni Morrison has already knocked Ellison from his perch as modern American literature's foremost black novelist.