Rockefeller Recipient Offers Minicourse

Charles I. Nero, 1993-94 Rockefeller Humanities Award recipient and Chair of African American Studies at Bates College, taught a mini-course at the CUNY Graduate School in October and November of the Fall 1993 semester. The course was entitled “Contemporary Black Gay Expression” and the lectures were from Nero’s work-in-progress, “Invisible Lives: Black Gay Men, the Family. and the Reconstruction of Manhood.” The course examined black gay artistic expression and its relationship to African American religious traditions, to the ethics and aesthetics of Afrocentricity and black nationalism, and to Euro-American gay aesthetics.