Jazz, King declared, was the ability to take the “hardest realities of life and put them into music, only to come out with some new hope or sense of triumph.”
This non-exhaustive list of readings in African American Studies highlights the vibrant history of the discipline and introduces the field.
Jane Addams, a leading Victorian-era reformer, believed dance halls were “one of the great pitfalls of the city.”
“What is femininity anyway?” Jenner writes in her new book, The Secrets of My Life. Perhaps the famous transwoman Christine Jorgensen knew.