Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. “The Black Lives of Tulsa and Today: Massacre, Memory, and Moral Reckoning”
Wed, May 12th, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Wednesday, May 12- 7:00-8:15 pm. Distinguished Guest Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. “The Black Lives of Tulsa and Today: Massacre, Memory, and Moral Reckoning.” In conversation with Tyran K. Steward, Assistant Professor of History at Williams College.
One of the nation’s most prominent scholars, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. is an author, political commentator, public intellectual, and passionate educator who examines the complex dynamics of the American experience. His writings, including “Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America,” and his most recent, the New York Times bestseller, “Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for our Own,” takes 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. Dubois, “not hopeless, but a bit hopeful.”
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