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David Levering Lewis: “History without sexuality is incomplete.”

  David Levering Lewis, 1994 and 2001 Anisfield-Wolf award winner and noted historian of W.E.B. DuBois, was quoted in a recent Chronicle of Higher Education piece on black sexuality and its prevalence (or lack thereof) in scholarly work.  "Some of this scholarship is a bit queasy and sounds like a rationalization for an exercise in curiosity. But there is room in the big tent of the academy for these kinds of explorations. History without sexuality is incomplete."  Read the entire piece here and learn more about Lewis in the video above. He recently gave the The William A. Kinnison Endowed Lecture at Wittenberg University in October. Read More →

Anisfield-Wolf Guide To Black History Month

Black History Month is but one period out of the year where we focus on the accomplishments and contributions of those of the African Diaspora. We believe that the world is a richer place when we celebrate our rich cultural diversity, as evidenced by our dedication to selecting books that contribute to the dialogue. It's hard for us to select our favorite books out of the Anisfield-Wolf library, so instead we will choose books that give great insight into the triumphs and challenges of African Americans. Share this list with your colleagues, friends, children and neighbors.  Taylor Branch (2007 winner) Parting the Waters: America In The King Years, 1954-63Pillar of Fire: America In The King Years, 1963-65At Canaan's Edge: America In The King Years, 1965-68 Isabel Wilkerson (2011... Read More →
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