BPL EVENT: Lowell Lecture — Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr.

New York Times Bestselling Author and Princeton professor Dr. Glaude in conversation with Boston Public Library President David Leonard will confront our nation’s history, shedding new light on the complexities of race and democracy.

One of the nation’s most prominent scholars, Dr. 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 Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American SoulIn 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. Du Bois, "not hopeless, but a bit unhopeful."

The GBH Forum Network will produce this program.

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804137430
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - January 10th, 2017

Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525575337
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - July 27th, 2021

In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America (16pt Large Print Edition) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780369370907
Availability: Not currently in store. Available to ship from distributor's warehouse.
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: ReadHowYouWant - May 14th, 2011

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