Pamela Newkirk is a Nation Institute fellow and a professor of journalism at New York University. She is the author of Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga and Within the Veil: Black Journalists, White Media, which won the prestigious National Press Club Arthur Rouse Award for Media Criticism. She is also editor of Letters from Black America (Farrar, Straus & Giroux and Beacon Press), and A Love No Less: Two Centuries of African American Love Letters (Doubleday). Her articles on race, media, and African American art and culture have been published in numerous publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Nation, Artnews, Essence, and civil rights blog the Defenders Online.
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