Sociologist, historian, philosopher, editor, writer, and activist, W.E.B. DuBois was one of the most influential intellectuals of the twentieth century. The first African-American Ph.D.
On February 5, John and Ken will talk to Michael Dawson from the University of Chicago about Reparations. February is, of course, Black History Month, and we often try to schedule programs in that month that question our assumptions about African-American history, politics, and culture. In fact, our third-ever live broadcast (at the end of January 2004, truth be told) was a conversation with Anthony Appiah from Princeton about the very concept of Race. So in the spirit of the month, we present this playlist of some past episodes on topics of African-American relevance. Of course such issues come up often throughout our programs, but hey you gotta start somewhere.