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Professor's essay highlights 'love' between iconic African American poets

February 13, 2017

Schrobe 2A new essay written by Associate Professor of History Betsy Schlabach has been published by the African American Intellectual History Society.

Her essay examines the “love” between poets Langston Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks. It is published in Black Perspectives, an online publication of the AAIHS on black thought and culture.

Schlabach is a scholar of black Chicago history, urban history, geography, popular culture, gender and sexuality studies, sports history/gaming culture, and American studies.

Her first book, Along the Streets of Bronzeville: Black Chicago’s Literary Landscape, was named to the Chicago Book Review’s Best Books of 2014 in nonfiction.

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