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Author and Jazz Critic Stanley Crouch to Give Public Lecture at W&L

Stanley Crouch
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Stanley Crouch, the noted essayist, jazz critic and columnist for the New York Daily News, will present a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. in Huntley Hall, room 221.

His lecture is titled, "Blues for Tomorrow," and is free and open to the public.

Crouch is the author of "Notes of a Hanging Judge," "The All-American Skin Game, or, the Decoy of Race," "The Artificial White Man: Essays on Authenticity" and "Considering Genius: Writings on Jazz" to name a few. Crouch writes a weekly column for the New York Daily News, and has also published two novels including "Don't the Moon Look Lonesome?"

In 2005, he was selected as one of the inaugural fellows by the Fletcher Foundation, which awards annual fellowships to people working on issues of race and civil rights.

The lecture is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students, the departments of politics, history and art, University Scholars and Contact.

Any questions may be directed to Marc Conner, director of the Program in African-American Studies, at connerm@wlu.edu.