The legendary blues musician Rufus Thomas once gushed to a white man, “If you were black for one Saturday night on Beale Street,...
Friday, May 2008:35 - 10:20 AM
Who Is Black America?
This session on class and diversity within black America will use a historical perspective to examine changes to the meaning of “black” culture. An understanding of the forces that enabled a diverse community to act together in the past will help to consider whether twenty-first century black diversity could fracture the cohesion that allowed black America to fight so effectively for rights.