In Memoriam – Sterling Stuckey

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In Memoriam – Sterling Stuckey

Sterling Stuckey, an eminent black historian who challenged his white colleagues by documenting how uprooted Africans not only retained their culture while they survived slavery but eventually suffused the rest of American society with their transplanted folkways, died on Aug. 15 in Riverside, Calif. He was 86.

An expert on American slavery and African-American intellectual and cultural history, Stuckey is the author of numerous books, including Slave Culture: Nationalist Theory and the Foundations of Black America.

Dr. Stuckey was a close friend and supporter of the ISS as an Advisory Board Member.




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