Writer and Thinker Harold Cruse

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/4568008/4568009" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

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.


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



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.