Patrice Rankine, author of Ulysses in Black, spoke with faculty and upper school students in the Trials of Odysseus class this week. The class is co-taught by Latin teacher Mr. Clausen and English teacher Ms. Seid, and includes comparisons between Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man and Homer’s The Odyssey. Rankine’s writing focuses on black writers engaged in the classical tradition of story-telling and philosophy and focuses on Ralph Ellison, Toni Morison, and Countee Cullen. Rankine is a professor at the University of Richmond. Mr. Wills and Ms. Rose helped bring her to the school to participate this spring in our ongoing discussions of diversity within the classical tradition.