Author of "Who Set You Flowin': The African American Migration Narrative," Farah Jasmine Griffin
Thursday, March 19, 7:30 pm
Hollins Room, Wyndham Robertson Library
“Radical Love in James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk”
Farah Jasmine Griffin is the author of Who Set You Flowin’: The African American Migration Narrative; If You Can’t Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday; and Clawing at the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and the Greatest Jazz Collaboration Ever. She is the editor of Beloved Sisters and Loving Friends: Letters from Addie Brown and Rebecca Primus; coeditor, with Cheryl Fish, of Stranger in the Village: Two Centuries of African American Travel Writing; and coeditor, with Brent Edwards and Robert O’Meally, of Uptown Conversations: The New Jazz Studies. Her major fields of interest are American and African American literature, music, history, and politics. The recipient of numerous honors and awards for her teaching and scholarship, she is the William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African American Studies at Columbia University.