Friday, February 01, 2013
William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 1 “Afro-American” is the first symphony composed by an African American that was performed by a major orchestra.
Thursday, March 01, 2012
It all started with dinner.
In 2004 my husband, John, and I were celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary. That night we were the only Black people at Tru, a five-star restaurant in Chicago’s ultra-exclusive Gold Coast neighborhood. Instead of enjoying the romance of the moment, though, I ruined it by bringing up the discouraging status of Blacks in America. Although we moved on to other topics, they all seemed to lead us back to how fortunate we were and how we should be doing more to help improve the situation— The Black Situation.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Gerald L. Early, Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters in the English Department and director of the Center for the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses his new book of essays, A Level Playing Field: African American Athletes and the Republic of Sports.