Emily Zhang


West's class focuses on the work of James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry and W. E. B. DuBois.


Cornel West returns to Dartmouth to teach class on race and modernity

This Monday afternoon, Cornel West — Harvard University professor, political activist, public intellectual and social critic — stood outside Filene Auditorium and chatted with a student about 20th-century, African-American identity in the United States. Fifteen minutes later, nearly a hundred students flocked into the auditorium to attend West’s class — titled ENGL 53.43, “Race and Modernity.”