Black History Presents – Daily knowledge: John Langston Gwaltney (Day 12)
John Langston Gwaltney
John Langston Gwaltney was a writer and anthropologist focused on African American culture, best known for his book Drylongso: A Self Portrait of Black America. He was a professor of anthropology at the University of Syracuse in New York. Drylongso is a collection of Gwaltney’s transcriptions of oral interviews with who he described as “core black people”, ordinary men and women who made up black America.