Thursday, March 24, 2022

5:30PM - 7:00PM (ET) 

A live streamed event. Advance registration required. 

What does it mean to be Black in the United States? While the news on race relations in America often seems to go from bad to worse, Ralph Ellison, one of the greatest writers in American history, argued that Blackness is not simply bleakness in the United States. Why not? Explore Ellison’s views of the past, present, and future of Black people in the United States as SPA professor Thomas W. Merrill talks with noted scholar Lucas Morel.