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Writer and Thinker Harold Cruse

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Writer and Thinker Harold Cruse

Remembrances

Writer and Thinker Harold Cruse

Writer and Thinker Harold Cruse

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Black intellectual Harold Cruse died over the weekend. Cruse is best remembered for his book The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual, which caused a stir when it came out in 1967 — and continues to raise controversial questions. We remember his life and work.

Guest:

James Jackson, director, The Center for Afro American and African Studies at the University of Michigan