The two co-editors of Three Days Before the Shooting are joining us to talk about Ellisons work and his legacy. Dr. Adam Bradley, associate professor of literature at Claremont McKenna College, is a scholar of African American literature. He has provided commentary for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and NPR on black popular culture. Bradley has sought to define the emerging field of hip-hop poetics through his recently released Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop (2009). He is also the author of Ralph Ellison in Progress (2009).
Dr. John Callahan is the Morgan S. Odell Professor of the Humanities at Lewis and Clark College. As the literary executor for Ellisons estate, he edited Juneteenth in addition to collaborating on the publication of Three Days Before the Shooting. Callahan is a widely recognized scholar of African American literature, and he is the editor of The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison (1995).