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Forgetting—and Remembering—Black Intellectuals

One of the key themes of African American intellectual history is the recovery of intellectuals, activists, and scholars who often never received the full credit and praise they deserved from mainstream American society. Recent books such as Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women (2015) and Beyond Respectability (2017), among so many other recent works, have gone a long way towards not only correcting the historical record when it comes to the intellectual exploits of African American women, but also have reshaped who we should think of when we utter the work “intellectual.” David Varel’s The Lost Black Scholar asks Read more