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The Future of the Black Past

The historian Pero Dagbovie has devoted his career to chronicling the idea of African American history. His earlier works, covering the rise and development of African American history, as well as the importance of Carter G. Woodson to that story, are all essential works for anyone studying the growth of this historical field. Now, Dagbovie has delivered a critical work for understanding African American history today: that is, how in recent years African American history has been publicly consumed and, in turn, shaped by the public. Read more