Thursday, February 28
Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall
Ibram X. Kendi—award-winning historian, New York Times best-selling author, professor of history and international relations, and the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University—will give the Humanities Distinguished Lecture as part of Black History Month and the Black Student Union’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
His talk will focus on topics discussed in his books The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965–1972 and Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (National Book Award winner). An
Ideas columnist at The Atlantic, Kendi has been visiting professor at Brown University, a 2013 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow, and postdoctoral fellow at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis. He has also resided at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress as the American Historical Association’s 2010–11 J. Franklin Jameson Fellow in American History. In the summer of 2011, he was a fellow in African American Studies through the Black Metropolis Research Consortium in Chicago. He has received research fellowships, grants, and visiting appointments from a variety of other universities, foundations, professional associations, and libraries, including the Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum, University of Chicago, Wayne State University, Emory University, Duke University, Princeton University, UCLA, Washington University, Wake Forest University, and the historical societies of Kentucky and Southern California.