Today we speak with journalist and professor Caleb Gayle about his new book We Refuse to Forget: A True Story of Black Creeks, American Identity, and Power. In our discussion of his career and American history, we cover Black people in the Creek Nation, forty acres and a mule, and what it means to be a citizen. We also ask why we are so consistently taught not to remember, and who benefits from our forgetting?
The Stacks Book Club selection for July is Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih. We will discuss the book on July 27th with Elamin Abdelmahmoud.
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.
- We Refuse to Forget by Caleb Gayle
- Twitter thread on the white social contract by @MiriamForster
- Kyle Rittenhouse
- Thomas Jefferson
- Andrew Jackson
- Andrew Johnson
- “We Refuse to Forget: An Evening with Caleb Gayle and Kiese Laymon”
- Anne Lamott
- Henry L. Dawes
- Cow Tom
- Eli Grayson
- Joy Harjo
- Legus Perryman
- Silas Jefferson
- Harvard Business School
- University of Oxford
- Edward McCabe
- Kiese Laymon
- Ibram X. Kendi
- Road to Disappearance by Angie Debo
- All That She Carried by Tiya Miles
- Ties That Bind by Tiya Miles
- I’ve Been Here All the While by Alaina E. Roberts
- Paradise by Toni Morrison
- Saidiya Hartman
- George Washington
- Benjamin Hawkins
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