Talique Taylor (he/him) is a Black queer theologian, writer and freelance journalist. A native of the West Side of Chicago, Talique is a student at the University of Illinois in creative writing and political science. He also serves as a lay minister and preacher in the Episcopal Church. He writes and edits a Substack entitled “The Liberator,” which focuses on politics and theology.
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‘Telling the Truth and Exposing Evil’ With W.E.B. Du Bois
This year marks 60 years since the death of W.E.B. Du Bois, who lived from 1868-1963. We remember the late sociologist, educator, socialist activist, NAACP co-founder, and revolutionary academic for his work in resisting racial capitalism in the classroom, the streets, and the Black church.
I first encountered Du Bois in middle school in an old biography — its pages falling apart, its cover hanging on by a thread. The writing was just dense enough to offer me a challenge but not so difficult that I couldn’t understand it. Ultimately, it provided the intellectual and vocational awakening I needed.