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Black & Universal: Meeting E. Ethelbert Miller

Black & Universal

E. Ethelbert Miller is a poet, self-described literary activist, and long-time director of the Afro-American Studies Resource Center at Howard University. We'll explore the meaning he experiences in the phrases "African American culture" and "Black History Month." In writing and in life, his voice resembles a jazz riff more than a linear narrative. He pushes at the parameters within which mainstream America routinely sees "blackness" — political, artistic, and spiritual.


In the photo, artist Kara Walker installs her work "My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love" at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

(photo: Cameron Wittig/Walker Art Center)

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Taken on February 13, 2010