Silhouette by Joseph Cranston Jones from The Tree Named John by John B. Sale, The University of North Carolina Press, 1929
The power and legacy of African-American folktales
Photograph by T.J. Kirkpatrick
A historian tracks the craft-beer boom, and the evolution of American taste.
Photograph courtesy of Moorland-Spingarn Research Center/Howard University
Rediscovering Alain Locke and the project of black self-realization
Courtesy of the Mahindra Humanities Center
Documentarian Frederick Wiseman is the first filmmaker to deliver a Norton Lecture.
Photograph by Tia Chapman
“I don’t think slavery ended in 1865 —I think it just evolved. I think it turned into decades of terrorism and violence and lynching.”
Photograph by Robert Adam Mayer
Fred Moten’s subversive black-studies scholarship
Courtesy of the Harvard Semitic Museum
A replica of the Dream Stele, part of Egyptologist Peter Der Manuelian’s efforts to revitalize the museum
A Harvard botanist investigates mystic potions, voodoo rites, and the making of zombies.