Louis Chude-Sokei

Louis Chude-Sokei currently teaches at the University of Washington, Seattle. His work includes the award-winning scholarly book The Last Darky (Duke University Press, 2006) and the forthcoming The Sound of Culture (Wesleyan University Press).

  • June 2014: George Washington’s “Mammy”
    P. T. Barnum alternately described one of his earliest sideshow characters, Joice Heth, as ancient and as less than human. The fact that his audiences believed either story says something troubling about America.
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