Today our guest is author and historian Dr. Keisha N Blain. Keisha, along with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, edited the brand new collection Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America 1619-2019. Our conversation delves into the work of historians, our ancestors wildest dreams, and the logistics of bringing this ambitious book to life.
The Stacks Book Club selection for February is The New Wilderness by Diane Cook, we will discuss the book with Vann Newkirk on Wednesday February 24th.
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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. You can also find everything we talked about on Amazon.
- Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain
- Maurice Carlos Ruffin
- Kiese Laymon
- Black Perspectives
- “How to Avoid a Post-Scholar America” (Keisha N. Blain and Ibram X. Kendi, The Chronicle of Higher Education)
- Adam McNeil
- Micthell S. Jackson
- Harriet A. Washington
- James McCune Smith
- Fredrick Douglas
- “The Story of Denmark Vesey” (Thomas Wentworth Higginson, The Atlantic)
- Set the World on Fire by Keisha N. Blain
- Mittie Maude Lena Gordon
- Toni Morrison
- One World
- Chris Jackson
- Mariah W. Stewart
- Until I am Free by Keisha N. Blain
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