Episode 3 of our new series featuring FBT co-founder Michael David Cobb Bowen and author Winkfield Twyman Jr. Mike and Wink compare their respective imagined roles as King(s) of (black) History Month.
"Mirrors on the ceiling
The pink champagne on ice
And she said, "We are all just prisoners here
Of our own device"
And in the master's chambers
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives
But they just can't kill the beast."
---- Hotel California lyrics by the Eagles (released February 22, 1977)
References and Resources:
Civility by Stephen L. Carter
Lure and Loathing: Essays on Race, Identity, and the Ambivalence of Assimilation edited by Gerald Early
Blues People: Negro Music in White America by LeRoi Jones
Cane (Kabnis) by Jean Toomer
Oxherding Tale by Charles R. Johnson
High Cotton by Darryl Pinckney
Duties, Pleasures, and Conflicts: Essays in Struggle by Michael Thelwell
The White Boy Shuffle by Paul Beatty
Captain Blackman by John A. Williams
Jazz by Toni Morrison
Heavy Daughter Blues: Poems and Stories 1968-1986 by Wanda Coleman
Understand This by Jervey Tervalon
Notes of a Hanging Judge: Essays and Reviews, 1979-1989 by Stanley Crouch
Wink’s “Reparations No. 30”
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