Einstein, Race, and the Myth of the Cultural Icon

  title={Einstein, Race, and the Myth of the Cultural Icon},
  author={Fred Jerome},
  pages={627 - 639}
The most remarkable aspect of Einstein’s 1946 address at Lincoln University is that it has vanished from Einstein’s recorded history. Its disappearance into a historical black hole symbolizes what seems to happen in the creation of a cultural icon. It is but one of many political statements by Einstein to have met such a fate, though his civil rights activism is most glaringly missing. One explanation for this historical amnesia is that those who shape our official memories felt that Einstein’s… Expand

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