Author spotlight: Jeffrey Stewart

Jeffrey C. Stewart is the author of The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke (Oxford University Press, 2018), winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction and the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Biography and the forthcoming book, Free Fall: The Crisis of the Black Intellectual Today! with Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.

Diana Raab at Tecolote 
By Jeffrey Stewart   |   January 16, 2024

Celebrated advocate of the profound healing properties of writing, Dr. Diana Raab will be discussing and signing her book Hummingbird: Messages from My Ancestors at Tecolote Bookshop in Montecito’s Upper Village, and at Summerland’s enchanting and indescribable Sacred Space. “Hummingbird coincides with my 70th birthday, a time when many of us intuitively reflect on our […]

The Other Empire Strikes Back
By Jeffrey Stewart   |   April 1, 2021

A little-known American tradition was evident in the backstory of Meghan Markle’s remarkable interview with Oprah Winfrey last Sunday that few recognize today. Unbeknownst to most, there exists a tradition of Black Victorians in America, the sophisticated middle-class African Americans who assimilated the tastes and manners of upper-class life in Britain, especially its aesthetic codes, […]