ICYMI: The Last Week in Black Writing and Culture (6/17-6/23)

“Seshat: A Digital Humanities Initiative in Literature, Language, and Criticism” sponsored by Howard University took place this week. Search hashtag #DHatHU on Twitter to keep up with the workshop presentations.

Dr. Tamara Cash wrote a piece on Juneteenth, highlighting an exhibit at the Watkins Museum of History commemorating the historic event. The exhibit is free to the public and will remain open through July.

See these amazing color photos of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during his Chicago Freedom Movement campaign.

The Guardian published the piece, “Four Times African Writers Rewrote a Western Classic and Nailed it.”

On NPRs Fresh Air segment, host Terry Gross spoke to Wendy Warren about her new book, New England Bound. Warren’s book recounts how the New England colonists embraced the slave trade.

Khalid Rahmaan of The Nation spoke about Muhammad Ali and what it means to transcend race.