Margo Jefferson

Margo Jefferson

On Michael Jackson

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Mon 02 July 2018

Margo Jefferson

On Michael Jackson

Margo Jefferson
Mon 02 July 2018,

Winner of a Pulitzer Prize and author of the 2016 Baillie Gifford-shortlisted Negroland, Margo Jefferson has long been hailed for her ground-breaking writing on African-American culture. Now she explores the many guises of one of the great icons of the 20th century: Jackson the fallen celebrity, the descendent of the nineteenth century freak show; Jackson the talented kid from an abusive home; Jackson the little boy who couldn’t grow up; Jackson the gender-bending icon; and Jackson on trial, his last performance.

In the year Michael Jackson would have turned 60, and almost ten years on from his untimely death, Jefferson offers a dazzling dissection of the King of Pop and reflects on his legacy.

Read background material for this event in our blog Margo Jefferson.

Image credit: Michael Lionstar

 

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