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Jim Crow Wisdom


Apr 03 2014


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Jim Crow Wisdom

Jim Crow Wisdom

A Conversation with Jonathan Scott Holloway and Mark Anthony Neal

What do we let ourselves remember of the past? How do our memories and forgettings reflect who we want to be and shape who we can become? In Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory & Identity in Black America since 1940, Yale University historian Jonathan Scott Holloway weaves intimate personal and family memories into his analysis of broad social, cultural, and political phenomena, bringing readers along with him to explore race memory from the beginning of the modern civil rights era to the present. Watch a discussion of this exciting new book with Professor Holloway and Duke Professor of African & African American Studies Mark Anthony Neal. Download a list of additional materials and coverage related to Jim Crow Wisdom.

C0-sponsored by Duke University’s Forum for Scholars and Publics and the Durham County Library.


Jonathan Scott Holloway

Yale University

Jonathan Holloway, Ph.D. Yale University, 1995, is the author of Confronting the Veil: Abram Harris Jr., E. Franklin Frazier, and Ralph Bunche, 1919-1941 (2002) and Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America Since 1940 (2013). He edited Ralph Bunche’s A Brief and Tentative Analysis of Negro Leadership (2005) and co-edited the anthology, Black Scholars on…...

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Mark Anthony Neal

Duke University

Mark Anthony Neal is Professor of African & African American Studies and the founding director of the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship (CADCE) at Duke University where he offers courses on Black Masculinity, Popular Culture, and Digital Humanities, including signature courses on Michael Jackson & the Black Performance…...

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