February 24, 2020
Daniel Black, professor of African American Studies at Clark Atlanta University, will be returning to Woods Hole this year. Dr. Black is founder of Ndugu and Nzinga Rites of Passage Nation, a mentoring society for African American youth. He will speak on “Cost of the Vote” on February 24 at noon in Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water Street, Woods Hole.
An award-winning novelist, Daniel Black has written six books, including “Perfect Peace,” “Listen to the Lambs,” which explores of lives of homeless people, and “The Coming,” a first-hand account of Africans on a slave ship in the 16th century. “Perfect Peace,” about gender and sexuality, has been reprinted more than 10 times and is being heralded as a major American literary classic.
A native of Kansas City, Kansas, he spent his formative years in rural Blackwell, Arkansas and graduated from Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University), where he earned the prestigious Oxford Modern British Studies fellowship to Oxford University. He was also awarded a full fellowship to Temple University, where he studied with poet laureate of the Black Arts Movement, Sonia Sanchez, and earned his Ph.D. in African American Studies.