New e-book in Portuguese

Based on my PhD thesis, this book is a reflection on the lives and posthumous reputations of two Black intellectuals - Booker T. Washington and Manuel R. Querino. In it, I seek to find connections between their experiences of and responses to racism and "bridge the Black Atlantic" by showing how Manuel Querino may have come to know of and admire Washington - the only African American he mentions in his works. Now available in Portuguese on Amazon (Kindle) and Smashwords (Kobo) as well as the website of Livraria Cultura 


Full Episode: Brazil, a Racial Paradise?

Professor Henry Louis Gates focuses on Manuel Querino as of minute 28 of this episode, comparing him to WEB Du Bois and Carter G. Woodson, "the fathers of African-American history".



The cost of racism « Resist racism

Before Dr. Ronald E. McNair was an astronaut, he was a little boy who lived in Lake City, South Carolina. And the Lake City library did not allow African Americans to borrow books. Nine-year-old McNair refused to leave the library and the police were called.

Now the library is being renamed after him.

McNair was the second African American astronaut in space. He held a Ph.D. in physics from MIT and was a specialist in laser physics. What a loss it would have been if he had never been allowed to borrow those books.

The cost of racism « Resist racism