In celebration of Black History Month, the Deerfield Black Student Alliance (DBSA) is collaborating with the staff of the Boyden Library to create weekly questions that will focus upon significant figures who improved the life for blacks in America. Our contest begins with this question:
Best known today for his autobiography, his legacy “remains a powerful force in Black America, his affirmation of Black pride admired by people at opposite ends of the political spectrum, from conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to revolutionary playwright and poet Imamu Amiri Baraka.” *
Who is he?
*Contemporary Heroes and Heroines. Gale, 1992
Be sure to drop off your answer in the Question of the Week Box located at the entrance of our library.
Good luck! From all the correct answers, a winner will be drawn and a prize will be awarded on February 10, 2012.