Remembering William H. Danforth

Remembering William H. Danforth

William H. Danforth (1926-2020) served as Washington University’s 13th chancellor. A man of compassion, Chancellor Danforth touched the lives of countless students, faculty and staff, and he oversaw the university’s rise from a commuter campus to a world-renowned institution.
‘Uncontrollable Blackness’

‘Uncontrollable Blackness’

In his new book, “Uncontrollable Blackness: African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York,” historian Douglas Flowe at Washington University in St. Louis investigates the meanings of crime, violence and masculinity in the lives of those facing economic isolation, segregation and overt racial attack.

When the conspiracy is real

Umbrella Man. Outside agitators. Agents provocateur. As protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd continue, conspiracy theories and “false flag” charges have flown fast and furious. But sometimes the conspiracy is real. In “F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature” (2015), William J. Maxwell, professor of English in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, details a decades-long harassment campaign waged against prominent African American writers and activists.
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