Celeste Day Moore

Assistant Professor of History Celeste Day Moore recently published an essay in the edited volume New Perspectives on the Black Intellectual Tradition, the first publication of the African American Intellectual History Society.

The essay appears as a chapter titled “‘Every Wide-Awake Negro Teacher of French Should Know’: The Pedagogies of Black Internationalism in the Early Twentieth Century.” It details the history of black internationalism in French language departments at historically black colleges and universities in the 1920s and 1930s.

“While spatially and materially bounded by Jim Crow,” Moore said, “educators at these institutions still found in French a powerful means to connect African-American students to the changing world around them.”

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