Garnette Cadogan

In this episode Garnette Cadogan, editor-at-large for Non-Stop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, reads his essay “Walking While Black,” originally published in Freeman’s, a literary magazine. The essay also appears in the The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race (Scribner, 2016) under the title “Black and Blue”. 


Garnette Cadogan is an essayist and journalist who focuses on history, culture, and the arts. He is editor-at-large for Non-Stop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas (edited by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro) and is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of the Harlem Renaissance (with Shirley E. Thompson; forthcoming). His current research explores the promise and perils of urban life, the vitality and inequality of cities, and the challenges of pluralism.

He has received research fellowships from Yale University, the University of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, and New York University, where he is a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge. At the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, Cadogan is writing a book on walking.


Links to additional online resources about Garnette’s “Walking While Black” 

  In These Times Article  |  Full text of the essay  |  Interview on Vice  |  Issue of Freeman’s

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