Oklahoma and a Blacker America?
A presentation from 2022–2023 Walter Jackson Bate Fellow Caleb Gayle
Caleb Gayle is an award-winning journalist who writes about race and identity and a professor at Northeastern University, a senior fellow at the Burnes Center for Social Change, and a visiting scholar at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He is the author of the book We Refuse to Forget: A True Story of Black Creeks, American Identity, and Power (Riverhead Books, 2022), which offers a narrative account of how many Black Native Americans were divided and marginalized by white supremacy in America.
At Harvard Radcliffe Institute, Gayle is working on his latest project, “PUSHAHEAD: The Story of Edward McCabe and His Dreams to Colonize,” about the true-life story of a Black politician who tried to make Oklahoma into an all-Black state.