On April 28 host and moderator Alexs Pate, University of Minnesota profressor and author of Amistad, will take you on a journey into the consciousness of luminary writer Quincy Troupe.
Troupe is an award-winning author of 17 books, including American Book Award winners Snake-Back and Miles: The Autobiography. In 1991, he received the prestigious Peabody Award for "The Miles Davis Radio Project," broadcast in seven parts on National Public Radio. Troupe co-authored The Pursuit of Happyness with Chris Gardner, which chronicled Gardner's journey from homelessness to success onWall Street. The book became the basis of an award-winning movie of the same name, starring Will Smith.
Troupe is professor emeritus of creative writing and American and Caribbean literature at the University of California, San Diego, and the founding editorial director for Code Magazine. He is currently editor of Black Renaissance Noire, published by the Institute of African American Affairs at New York University.For more detailed information regarding this event see Upcoming Events in this issue of The Village.