Looking for Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities
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Dr. Mark Anthony Neal analyzes the ways in which black masculinity has been read and misread through popular culture. The most 'legible' black men are often rendered as criminal. He has examined figures such as Jay-Z, R&B Svengali R. Kelly, Luther Vandross, and characters from the The Wire, among others. In conjunction with the museum's current exhibition Question Bridge: Black Males.