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Background Information

Employment History


Know Bookstore


North Carolina State University


North Carolina State University


The Know Bookstore & Restaurant

Founder, Durham Chapter

New Black Panther Party



University of Cincinnati


African History



North Carolina Central University

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News Release Archive - Durham County Library [cached]

Dr. Bruce Bridges will lead a lecture and performance on the Signifying Monkey, toasts and the humor tradition in African-American music, on Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Stanford L. Warren Branch Library. Read more

Durham native, historian and owner of the Know Bookstore and Restaurant, Dr. Bruce Bridges will bring together the disparate but shared histories and legacies of Haiti and Durham's Hayti in a two-part lecture at Stanford L. Warren Library on Thursday, March 11 and 18, at 6:30 p.m. Read more

Bull City Soul Revival - Durham County Library [cached]

Join Dr. Bruce Bridges for a performance and lecture on the Signifying Monkey, Toasts and the Humor Tradition in African-American Music. The term "Signifying Monkey" comes from a folk trickster figure said to have originated during slavery. In most narratives, the monkey dupes a powerful lion by "signifying": employing a speech pattern using connotative, contextbound words, the significance of which are accessible only to those who share unique and cultural values. In Henry Louis Gates' highly influential book, The Signifying Monkey, Gates expands the term to refer not merely to a specific vernacular strategy, but also to a trope of double-voiced repetition and reversal that exemplifies a distinguishing property of African- American discourse.

Bruce Bridges is a life-long resident of Durham, North Carolina. Bridges received degrees from North Carolina Central University and University of Cincinnati, and received a Ph.D in African History from the University of West lndies. Bridges has taught at Saint Augustine's College, North Carolina Central University and North Carolina State University. Founder and owner of the Know Book Store, Dr. Bridges is the author of The Ghetto Mind and The Roots of Geography.
Dr. Bruce Bridges, Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, Mr. Jason Perlmutter and Dr. Dwandalyn Reece

Press Release FY03-08 MLK A Day On, Not A Day Off [cached]

What: Dr. Bruce Bridges will speak in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dr. Bruce Bridges will speak on the topic "A Day On, Not A Day Off" in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 23, 3-4:30 p.m., in Pollard Auditorium, Oak Ridge, Tenn.A reception will follow.
A charismatic speaker and expert in history, geo-politics and multi-cultural systems, Bridges is a professor at North Carolina State University and conducts cultural awareness seminars and workshops.He has lectured in 30 states and Africa.He hosts two talk radio programs, is the author of two books, and was recently featured in an Arts and Entertainment Network Documentary, "A Dream of the South." Friends want to honor Brother Yusuf... [cached]

Bruce Bridges, owner of The Know Bookstore, attributes the success of these sessions to "the humanness of Brother Yusuf," who "greets everybody" and is kind to everyone.

Part of the draw is the innate power of jazz, said longtime bassist Ledbetter."It's a very powerfully, spiritually motivated medium," he said. - Duke-Durham history takes another turn [cached]

Bruce Bridges, 41, owner of The Know Bookstore, said he was once wrongly stopped by campus police while passing through Duke.He says that experience came back to him when the woman, who is from Hayti, alleged she was raped by the white lacrosse players.

That's when Bridges decided to found a Durham chapter of the New Black Panther Party.

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