Black History

Book Review: August Wilson — Poet, Pugilist, and Playwright

August 13, 2023
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Patti Hartigan’s biography is a workmanlike portrait of dramatist August Wilson that never delves deep enough into his poetic soul.

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Author Interview: Dr. Peniel E. Joseph on the Third Reconstruction and Hope for a Multiracial Democracy

April 25, 2023
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Blake Maddux talks to Peniel Joseph about his latest book, “The Third Reconstruction: America’s Struggle for Racial Justice in the Twenty-First Century.”

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Book Reviews: Black Activism in a Quartet of Children’s Books

February 10, 2023
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Given the increasing backlash against books that promote equity and diversity, and the fact that many schools still spotlight Black history in February, here is a sampling of the many excellent Black history and biography books for children published in the past few years.

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