I teach political science in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies
at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and I am also the Director of the Du Bois
Papers Collection. The Du Bois Papers are housed at the University of Massachusetts
library, which is named in honor of this prominent African American intellectual and
Massachusetts native. A founding member of the independent black think tank, the
Institute of the Black World, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, I was a consultant to
both series of the prize-winning documentary on the civil rights movement, "Eyes on
the Prize," and the senior consultant on the PBS documentary, "Malcolm X: Make
It Plain." I also wrote the companion book. Most recently, I was a consultant on the
Louis Massiah film on Du Bois, "W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography in Four Voices."



W. E. B. Du Bois: The Prime Minister of the State We Never Had, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (2011)


Black Intellectuals and the American Social Scene, The Black World (1975)

This lead essay is an examination of Black Intellectuals in the post-Civil Rights Movement era...



Malcolm X: Make it Plain (1994)

From Blackside, Inc., the award-winning production team that created the national bestseller Eyes on the...




FRANTZ FANON: HIS LIFE AND WORK, International Tribute to Frantz Fanon (1979)

A review of the life and work of Frantz Fanon prepared at the request of...