Podcast Episode 22 – Disability in African American Literature and History

Disability History Association Podcast – Episode 22 (August 2020): Disability in African American Literature and History

Delia Steverson (University of Florida) discusses Delores Phillips’s The Darkest Child and other intersections between disability and African American literature and history.

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Dr. Delia Steverson is an Assistant Professor of African American Literature at the University of Florida. Her book explores the nuances of how race and disability inform Black identity in 19th and 20th century African American literature. She has published in The Journal of American Culture and The South Carolina Review. Currently, she is developing a biography and a reader on the late Delores Phillips, poet and author of The Darkest Child.