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Chatting with Dr. Leslie Alexander

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On this episode of "Soul of Black Folk," Brother Agyei speaks with Ohio State University professor Dr. Leslie Alexander.

An associate professor of history and advocate of Africana Studies, Dr. Alexander wrote "African or American?: Black Identity and Political Activism in New York City, 1784-1861."  In the spring of 2010, "African or American" was awarded the Cheikh Anta Diop award for Outstanding Scholarship in the field of Africana Studies by the National Council for Black Studies. She is also the co-editor of "'We Shall Independent Be:' African American Place-Making and the Struggle to Claim Space in the United States" and the "Encyclopedia of African American History." Most recently, she published "The Black Republic: The Influence of the Haitian Revolution on Black Political Consciousness, 1817-1861," which appears in African Americans and the Haitian Revolution: Selected Essays and Historical Documents.

Join us as we discuss the role and importance of Black Studies and Black intellectuals, Dr. Alexander's research, and several other topics.