Random House recently published a new volume of letters by Ralph Ellison, who was recipient of a Rosenwald grant. Visit here to read The New Yorker‘s review.
This year, Penguin released Romance in Marseille, a previously unpublished novel by Claude McKay – a recipient of a Rosenwald grant and a seminal writer of the Harlem Renaissance. The novel explores interconnected themes of race, class, and queer sexuality. Read the full review from The New York Times here!
Brent Leggs is the director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He and his colleagues are working to protect the remaining Rosenwald schools and other sites significant to black history. Leggs himself graduated from a Rosenwald school. Read the full article from The New Yorker here.
Photo History: The Incredible True Story of How Booker T. Washington & the President of Sears Built 5,000 Schools for Generations of Southern Black Students
A recent photo history from The 74 tells and celebrates the relationship between Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington and their work building thousands of schools together for southern African American children.
Colin Kaepernick isn’t bending to the NFL, and he’s beating the league at its own game
“It isn’t the beat or the hook that makes “This Is America” by Childish Gambino so compelling, so memorable. It’s the ingenious allusion in lyrics and, most notably, imagery in its video — for example, a biblical image from Revelation 6:8 symbolizing police killings of black citizens — to the struggle of being black and marginalized in America…” Read the rest of the article here