Last nite 10/19/15 at Free Library of Philadelphia heard excellent panel on
“Race, Poe and Philadelphia”
by Dr. Liliane Weissberg, U of P prof and editor of “Romancing the Shadow: Race and Poe”
with Donn Scott, local historian and ast Prof of English in engaging and
controversial conversation. So much so, that I just subscribed thru Amazon.com
for my own copy. Furthermore, because of Dr. Weissberg, I am convinced that
Poe never became a Southern Gentleman or holder of the enslaved,
and illustrated in his own life experiences of how to deal with racism.
Ricardo Ben Safed.