Elinor Langer

Elinor Langer is the author of A Hundred Little Hitlers—The Death of a Black Man, the Trial of a White Racist, and the Rise of the Neo-Nazi Movement in America, a close study of the implications of the death of Mulugeta Seraw.  A longtime member of The Nation editorial board, she has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Bunting Institute and the Open Society Institute, among others, and taught at a number of schools and colleges, including Pacific University’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing program, where she was on the faculty for ten years.

Author's Entries

  • Mulugeta Seraw (1960–1988)

    Near Laurelhurst Park in Portland, above the street signs at Southeast Thirty-First Street and Pine, is a two-sided topper featuring the smiling face of a young Ethiopian immigrant, Mulugeta Seraw, killed there in a confrontation with racist skinheads in the early hours of November 13, 1988. The topper, written …

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