In Depth with David Levering Lewis
David Levering Lewis talked about his life, his career, and his body of writing. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.… read more
David Levering Lewis talked about his life, his career, and his body of writing. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.
Two video clips were shown of Professor Lewis giving a tour of his weekend home in Milan, New York, and discussing how he writes.
Mr. Levering Lewis is the author of two biographies of W.E.B. Du Bois, W.E.B. Du Bois, 1868-1919: Biography of a Race and W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963 that have each won the Pulitzer Prize for biography. He is the author and editor of several other books, including King: A Biography; The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader; When Harlem Was in Vogue; The Race for Fashoda: European Colonialism and African Resistance in the Scramble for Africa, and his most recently published title God’s Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215. David Levering Lewis is currently a University Professor and Professor of History at New York University. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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