Part One of Dr. Brenda Greene’s Interview with activist, author, educator and journalist, Herb Boyd on March 8, 2015 talked about his project, “The Diary of Malcolm X El Hajj Malik El Shabazz,” institutionalized racism, and the post-racial society. For more information on this and other Writers on writing shows, please visit centerforblackliterature.com
About the Author
Herb Boyd is an award-winning journalist who has published more than 22 books and countless articles for magazines and newspapers, including the New York Amsterdam News and The Network Journal. He is the author of the forthcoming title Black Detroit: A People’s History. Boyd is the author and coeditor with Ilyasah Shabazz of the Diary of Malcolm X (Third World Press, 2013); he is also coeditor of By Any Means Necessary, Malcolm X: Real, Not Reinvented (Third World Press, 2012); The Gentle Giant: The Autobiography of Yusef Lateef (Morton Books, 2006); and Pound for Pound: A Biography of Sugar Ray Robinson (HarperCollins, 2009). He also published Baldwin’s Harlem: A Biography of James Baldwin (Atria Books, 2008) and We Shall Overcome: The History of the Civil Rights Movement as It Happened (Sourcebooks, 2004). Boyd is an adjunct professor in the Black Studies Program at City College of New York and in 2006 was inducted into both the Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent and the Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame as a journalist.