Academic Novels Books

The Complex Life of Chester B. Himes

My October post on Black Perspectives is “The Complex Life of Writer Chester B. Himes” a review of Lawrence P. Jackson’s recent biography of Chester Himes.

(I previously wrote about Himes’s autobiographical novel The Third Generation.)

Higher Ed

The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Starting this month, I will be a regular contributor at Black Perspectives, the blog for the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS). My first post for the year is “The Story of Black Colleges and Universities,” a review of the new documentary Tell Them We Are Rising, which premiers nationally February 19 on PBS. There will be a Twitter chat on the night of the broadcast under the hashtag #HBCURising. Follow @HBCURising on Twitter for more details. And make sure to subscribe to Black Perspectives and follow AAIHS to see all the excellent public scholarship that AAIHS is producing.