Aldon D. Morris is Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University. Morris’ newest work is The Scholar Denied: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology, a groundbreaking book that helps rewrite the history of sociology in acknowledging the primacy of W. E. B. Du Bois’ work in the founding of modern scientific sociology. Du Bois was also a historian, civil rights activist, and the author of The Souls of Black Folk, a seminal work in African-American literature. Aldon Morris is also he author of the award-winning Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: Black Communities Organizing for Change.
Read the full show description and download the podcast of our January 15, 2016 Rag Radio interview with Aldon Morris here — or listen to it here: