Book Talk at Carnegie Mellon

I’m looking forward to discussing Set the World on Fire at the Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies & the Economy (CAUSE) at Carnegie Mellon University on Friday, Nov. 2nd. Book signing included. Click here for more details.

About Set the World on Fire

Drawing on a variety of previously untapped sources, including newspapers, government records, songs, and poetry, SET THE WORLD ON FIRE highlights the flexibility, adaptability, and experimentation of black women leaders who demanded equal recognition and participation in global civil society.


Founded in 1995, CAUSE is an interdisciplinary research and education center in the Department of History, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University. Focusing on African American urban life and history since the transatlantic slave trade, the Center encourages scholarship that addresses the historian’s interest in understanding socioeconomic, political, and cultural change over time; employs a variety of interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives; and attends to the impact of broader global as well as local, regional, and national developments on the black experience.