Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Interviewed about First Lady Michelle Obama
The research for Living with Lynching taught me that mobs most often targeted successful black men, not criminals. The study also examines how survivors, including wives and children, coped. Thus, the book is very much focused on successful black families.
My next book project continues this focus while investigating black cultural production from slavery to the Age of Michelle Obama. I was therefore pleased to contribute to the January 18, 2013 Washington Post story, “Four Years Later, Feminists Split by Michelle Obama’s ‘Work’ as First Lady ”
On Inauguration Day, January 21, 2013, the conversation was continued on KCRW's To the Point, a live radio show hosted by Warren Olney in Santa Monica, California. The “Reporters Notebook” segment on Michelle Obama begins at 42:00 in the podcast. Listen on-demand HERE.