Author Spotlight

Mark Anthony Neal

Mark Anthony Neal is the James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of African & African American Studies at Duke University and the author of several books, including Black Ephemera: The Crisis and Challenge of the Music Archive (NYU Press).

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’Round Midnight: Return from Exile

A longtime lover of jazz, Bertrand Tavernier honors its legacy by throwing the spotlight on real musicians—including legendary tenor sax player Dexter Gordon—improvising on-screen.

By Mark Anthony Neal

How Curtis Mayfield and Gladys Knight Created a Sound for Working-Class Black America

The deeply introspective music in Claudine brings layers of emotional authenticity and nuance to a portrait of Black love and family.

By Mark Anthony Neal