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2022 MLK Keynote Address: Eddie Glaude Jr.

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RISD Auditorium, Canal Walk, Providence, RI 02903

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18-1-2022 7:00 PM

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18-1-2022 9:00 PM

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One of the nation’s most prominent scholars, Eddie Glaude, Jr. is an author, political commentator, public intellectual and passionate educator who examines the complex dynamics of the American experience. His writings, including his most recent—the New York Times bestseller Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for our Own—take a wide look at Black communities, the difficulties of race in the United States and the challenges we face as a democracy.

In his writing and speaking, Glaude is an American critic in the tradition of James Baldwin and Ralph Waldo Emerson, confronting history and bringing our nation’s complexities, vulnerabilities and hope 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 is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton. He frequently appears in the media, including as a columnist for TIME magazine, and hosts Princeton’s AAS Podcast, a conversation around the field of African American Studies and the Black experience in the 21st century. A highly accomplished and respected scholar of religion, Glaude is a former president of the American Academy of Religion.

Combining a scholar’s knowledge of history, a political commentator’s take on the latest events and an activist’s passion for social justice, Glaude challenges all of us to examine our collective American conscience, "not to posit the greatness of America, but to establish the ground upon which to imagine the country anew."

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Jan 18th, 7:00 PM Jan 18th, 9:00 PM

2022 MLK Keynote Address: Eddie Glaude Jr.

RISD Auditorium, Canal Walk, Providence, RI 02903

One of the nation’s most prominent scholars, Eddie Glaude, Jr. is an author, political commentator, public intellectual and passionate educator who examines the complex dynamics of the American experience. His writings, including his most recent—the New York Times bestseller Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for our Own—take a wide look at Black communities, the difficulties of race in the United States and the challenges we face as a democracy.

In his writing and speaking, Glaude is an American critic in the tradition of James Baldwin and Ralph Waldo Emerson, confronting history and bringing our nation’s complexities, vulnerabilities and hope 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 is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton. He frequently appears in the media, including as a columnist for TIME magazine, and hosts Princeton’s AAS Podcast, a conversation around the field of African American Studies and the Black experience in the 21st century. A highly accomplished and respected scholar of religion, Glaude is a former president of the American Academy of Religion.

Combining a scholar’s knowledge of history, a political commentator’s take on the latest events and an activist’s passion for social justice, Glaude challenges all of us to examine our collective American conscience, "not to posit the greatness of America, but to establish the ground upon which to imagine the country anew."