Martin Kilson (1931–2019) was Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government Emeritus at Harvard University. He wrote and edited several books, including The Transformation of the African American Intelligentsia, 1880–2012, which won the 2015 American Book Award. He was a Fellow of the American Academy Arts and Sciences, a Guggenheim Fellow, a member of the Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a long-time member of the Editorial Board of Dissent.
Cornel West is Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University.
Stefano Harney and Fred Moten are two of Martin Kilson’s many students. They are authors of The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study and All Incomplete.
Foreword. The One and Only Martin Kilson / Cornel West ix
1. Growing Up in a Northern Black Community, 1930s–1940s 1
2. A Helping-Hand Ethos and Black Social Life, 1920s–1960s 12
3. Melting-Pot-Friendly Schools in My Hometown, 1920s–1960s 29
4. Black Youth and Social Mobility, 1920s–1960s 40
5. Ambler: A Twentieth-Century Company Town 58
6. Lincoln University, 1949–1953, Part I 77
7. Lincoln University, 1949–1953, Part II 96
8. Harvard: Graduate School and Teaching 119
9. Maturation: Research and Scholarship 134
Afterword. Notes on Professor Martin Luther Kilson's Work / Stefano Harney and Fred Moten 161
Selected List of Martin Kilson's Writings 173
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