Remembering April 4, 1968

Posted on 04/08/2018 at 2:41pm
"The Armor We Still Need" by A'Lelia Bundles in Rochelle Riley's The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery (Wayne State University Press 2018)

We all remember where we were on April 4, 1968. We remember when we first heard that Martin Luther King,read more >

Madam C. J. Walker’s 150th Birthday (December 23, 2017)

Posted on 12/23/2017 at 10:48am
Madam C. J. Walker was born 150 years ago on December 23, 1867.

Madam C. J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867 on the same Delta, Louisiana plantation where herread more >

Free State of Jones

Posted on 06/25/2016 at 4:23pm
Matthew McConaughey (center)  and Mahershala Ali (center left) star in THE FREE STATE OF JONES

Free State of Jones tells the kind of Civil War era story that should have been on Hollywood screens aread more >

Strategy, Service and Serendipity (5-15-2016) Wilson College Commencement

Posted on 05/16/2016 at 11:07pm
Wilson College 2016 Commencement Program, Hood and Honorary Doctor of Letters.

Yesterday I had the privilege of delivering the commencement speech for Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1869, Wilsonread more >

Happy Birthday, Langston Hughes! (A’Lelia Walker and Langston Hughes)

Posted on 02/01/2016 at 7:14pm
Langston Hughes

Happy Birthday, Langston Hughes and Happy Black History Month 2016! For my A’Lelia Walker biography, I’m in the midst ofread more >