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Crisis of the 'Negro' Intellectual? 50 Years Later

FSP | Crisis of the 'Negro' Intellectual
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Thursday, October 12, 2017
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12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Wahneema Lubiano, Mark Anthony Neal, Lester Spence & Joseph Winters

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?

A light lunch will be served.

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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.