This year’s Du Bois Forum, at Jacob’s Pillow on Friday, July 7, honored two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian David Levering Lewis.
Becket — Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian David Levering Lewis was honored at this year’s Du Bois Forum panel discussion, held at Jacob’s Pillow on Friday, July 7.
The Du Bois Forum is an annual multi-day retreat for writers, scholars, and artists of color, and also comprises several public events, including this year’s panel discussion. The events were organized by the Du Bois Forum, Du Bois Center for Freedom and Democracy, Jacob’s Pillow, and the African American Trail Project, with support from the Mellon Foundation.
Lewis is the author of two biographies on W. E. B. Du Bois: “W. E. B. Du Bois, 1868-1919: Biography of a Race,” which was published in 1994, and “W. E. B. Du Bois, 1919-1963: The Fight for Equality and the American Century,” which was published in 2001. Lewis won Pulitzer Prizes for both books, which were subsequently published in one volume in 2009 as “W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography 1868-1963.” He has authored a total of eight books, including “When Harlem Was in Vogue” in 1997, and “King: A Biography,” which was originally published in 1970, with a third edition published in 2012. In the course of his academic career, Lewis served as a professor at Harvard, New York University, Rutgers University, University of California at San Diego, Howard University, and other universities across the country.