Black History

During 2018, Philosophy Talk produced three very different episodes related to African-American history. We looked at bi-racial issues in Fractured Identities with Julie Lythcott-Haims; then we examined Frantz Fanon and the Violence of Colonialism with Nigel Gibson; finally we explored James Baldwin, Truth, and Social Justice with Christopher Freeburg. But these episodes are just the latest in a long line of shows on topics celebrating the philosophy of race. In fact, our third-ever live broadcast (at the end of January 2004, truth be told) was a conversation with Anthony Appiah from Princeton that questioned what race is. So with this legacy in mind, and with both Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month on the mind, we thought we'd highlight programs that question our assumptions about African-American history, politics, and culture. Happy listening.