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Reading List: T.J. Tallie

Among the books historian Tallie has on his reading list is one about the food of the American Old South—“… a forgotten Little Africa but nobody speaks of it that way.”

Du Bois in Berlin

Kwame Anthony Appiah’s Lines of Descent (2014) argues that W. E. B. Du Bois’s two years as a graduate student in Berlin vitally informed his views on race and politics.

We wear the masks

Marking the end of Black History Month in the US is as good a reason as any to look back on HBO’s Watchmen, and how it put unsung elements of black history into mainstream US culture.