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Crisis of the 'Negro' Intellectual? 50 Years Later

Wahneema Lubiano, Mark Anthony Neal, Lester Spence & Joseph Winters
October 12th, 2017
12:00 PM


FSP | Crisis of the 'Negro' Intellectual? 50 Years LaterThursday, October 12, 2017
Forum for Scholars and Publics
12:00 - 1:15 pm

011 Old Chem
Duke's West Campus Quad
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Light lunch served

Join us as Professors Wahneema Lubiano, Mark Anthony Neal, Lester Spence, and Joseph Winters engage in a roundtable discussion of the legacy of Harold Cruse's The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual. Described as a book that "electrified a generation of activists and intellectuals" when it was published in 1967, what has been its lasting impact on American intellectual history? In what ways are contemporary scholars, artists, and activists still influenced by the arguments put forth in Cruse's provocative critique of black intellectual leadership?

Co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics; the Department of African & African American Studies; the Center for Arts, Digital Culture, and Entrepreneurship; and the Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity.

Wahneema Lubiano

Duke University

Wahneema Lubiano is Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and Literature at Duke University. She received her BA degree in English Literature and African-American Studies from Howard University, and her MA and PhD degrees in English Literature from Stanford University. Before coming ...

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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 ...

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Lester Spence

Johns Hopkins University

Lester Spence is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies, and is one of two co-directors of the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University. An award winning scholar, author, and teacher, Dr. Spence has published two books (Stare in ...

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Joseph Richard Winters

Duke University

Joseph Winters is an assistant professor of Religious Studies at Duke University with a secondary position in the Department of African and African American Studies. He holds a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Princeton University. His interests lie in ...

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