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TEDxDuke - Mark Anthony Neal on A History of Black Folk on Twitter

MARK ANTHONY NEALMark Anthony Neal is Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Department of African and African-American Studies at Duke University, where he won the 2010 Robert B. Cox Award for Teaching. Neal has written four books and is the co-editor (with Murray Forman) of That's the Joint!: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader, 2nd Edition which will be published by Routledge in May of 2011 Neal's next book Looking for Leroy: (Il)Legible Black Masculinities will be published in the Fall of 2011 by New York University Press.Neal hosts the weekly webcast, 'Left of Black' in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University (http://leftofblack.tumblr.com/). A frequent commentator for National Public Radio, Neal contributes to several on-line media outlets, including The Root.com, theGrio.com, SeeingBlack.com, theloop21.com and Britain's New Black Magazine. Neal maintains a blog at NewBlackMan (http://newblackman.blogspot.com/). You can follow him on Twitter @NewBlackMan. About TEDxTEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading." The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos -- or a combination of live presenters and TEDTalks videos -- sparks deep conversation and connections. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.
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