African American History · courage · life

unexpected pairing: miles and lorraine

  Imani Perry’s Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry is on the menu for my next “Gender, Race and Urban Space” class. While reading the book for a second time, I decided to charge a pair of cordless ear phones first seen on an undergrad in my “Antebellum America Swagger”… Continue reading unexpected pairing: miles and lorraine


mapping compexity in & outside classrooms

    I look forward to today’s conversation with graduate students in my “Gender, Race and Urban Space” course. We will take up excerpts from W.E.B. DuBois’ 1899 study on African American life in Philadelphia, excerpts from St. Clair Drake and  Horace R. Cayton’s 1945 study on Chicago and Gilbert Osofsky’s 1968 essay on the… Continue reading mapping compexity in & outside classrooms