Leopold Senghor Poet Leopold Senghor died this week. He was an artist and a political leader. In his 95 years, he served as the president of Senegal and created the concept of Negritude--the idea that there are universal black values. NPR's Sharon Ball spoke with Nigerian writer and Nobel Laureate Chinua Achebe in this rememberance of Senghor's life.
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Poet Leopold Senghor died this week. He was an artist and a political leader. In his 95 years, he served as the president of Senegal and created the concept of Negritude—the idea that there are universal black values. NPR's Sharon Ball spoke with Nigerian writer and Nobel Laureate Chinua Achebe in this rememberance of Senghor's life.