Black On Campus
Higher Education and the African American Experience

Sunday Inspiration: Dr. Melissa Harris-Lacewell on God, Black Americans, and the Meaning of the Obama Election

May 17th, 2009 by Ajuan Mance

Dr. Melissa Harris-Lacewell, associate professor of politics and African American studies at Princeton University is a co-creator of Kitchen Table Blog, along with colleague Dr. Yolanda Pierce.


We the people, who endured the abortion of Reconstruction and carried the weight of Jim Crow. We the people, who swung from Southern trees and stood on the front lines of foreign wars. We the people, who taught our children to read even though the schools had no books. We the people, who worshipped a God of liberation even as we suffered oppression. We the people, who gave America back its highest ideals with our nonviolent struggle against injustice. We the people are now Americans.

–Melissa Harris-Lacewell in The Nation, 11.24.08 (FLYP Magazine)


You can find my earlier blogpost on Dr. Harris-Lacewell at THIS link.

Posted by Ajuan Mance

Posted in African Americans, Current Events, Higher Education, Princeton, race, Uncategorized

One Response

  1. Villager

    God Bless You! I missed your earlier post on Dr. Harris-Lacewell. I’m glad you brought her back for your Sunday Inspiration post. Her words are powerful and inspiring…

    Thank you for visiting my blog earlier today. I invite your blog readers to enjoy a Sunday Inspiration post honoring our Black Mommas

    peace, Villager