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Black History Month Keynote Address: Dr. Eddie Glaude

Lectures: Black History Month Keynote Address featuring Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr. on Tuesday, February 9 at 5:00 PM CST

Tue
9
Feb
5:00 PM Feb. 9, 2021
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH KEYNOTE ADDRESS FEATURING DR. EDDIE S. GLAUDE JR.

On Tuesday, February 9 at 5:00 PM CST Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr. will provide the keynote address recognizing and honoring Black History Month. His lecture is titled, "Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America & Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own" 

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He is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University.

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is an intellectual who speaks to the complex dynamics of the American experience. His most well-known books, Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, and In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America, take a wide look at black communities, the difficulties of race in the United States, and the challenges our democracy face.  He is an American critic in the tradition of James Baldwin and Ralph Waldo Emerson.  In his writings, the country’s complexities,  vulnerabilities, and the opportunities for hope come into full view. Hope that is, in one of his favorite quotes from W.E.B Du Bois, “not hopeless, but a bit unhopeful.”

Glaude’s most recent book, Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, was released on  June 30, 2020. Of Baldwin, Glaude writes, “Baldwin’s writing does not bear witness to the glory of America. It reveals the country’s sins, and the illusion of innocence that blinds us to the reality of others. Baldwin’s vision requires a confrontation with our history (with slavery, Jim Crow segregation, with whiteness) to overcome its hold on us. Not to posit the greatness of America, but to establish the ground upon which to imagine the country anew.”

Some like to describe Glaude as the quintessential Morehouse man, having left his home in Moss Point, Mississippi at age 16 to begin studies at the HBCU. He holds a master’s degree in African American Studies from Temple University, and a Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton University. He began his teaching career at Bowdoin College. In 2011 he delivered Harvard’s Du Bois lectures. In 2015 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Colgate University, delivering commencement remarks titled, “Turning Our Backs” that was recognized by The New York Times as one of the best commencement speeches of the year.  He is a columnist for Time Magazine and a MSNBC contributor on programs like Morning Joe, and Deadline Whitehouse with Nicolle Wallace. He also regularly appears on Meet the Press on Sundays.  He is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University. Glaude hosts the podcast AAS 21, recorded at Princeton University in Stanhope Hall, the African American Studies department’s home.

For more information, including disability accommodations, please contact Sarah Pinon at the Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement at spinon@olemiss.edu.

For assistance related to a disability, contact Sarah Pinon: spinon@olemiss.edu | 662-915-1689

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Sponsored by: Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement