March 16, 2009 — Have African-American intellectuals abandoned the Civil Rights Movement? Do black academics need to reengage the larger community, and if so, how? What is the relationship between contemporary politics and popular culture?
Some of the nation’s most prominent African-American writers and thinkers will address these questions and more during the 2009 Callaloo Conference, which takes place March 25-28 at Washington University in St. Louis.
Michael Eric Dyson
Organized by Callaloo, the nation’s premiere African-American and African literary journal, the conference is hosted by the departments of English and African & African-American Studies, both in Arts & Sciences.