What’s in a Name?

So, what prompted Nemata Amelia Ibitayo Blyden to write African Americans and Africa: A New History (Yale University Press, 2019)? Several things – as she revealed during a recent radio interview with David Whetstone on WPFW. She is the daughter of an African American mother from Worchester, MA and a father from Sierra Leone. She taught at the University of Texas, Dallas, where she recalled an incident involving an African American family in the Dallas suburbs waking up one morning to find the words, “Go back to Africa” scrawled on…