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Professor Eddie S. Glaude Jr. Book Talk: Democracy in Black

Join Princeton's Professor Eddie S. Glaude Jr. as he speaks about his book Democracy in Black on Tuesday, October 25th!

Join us for an evening with Professor Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. as he speaks about his book Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul.

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Part manifesto, part history, part memoir, Democracy in Black argues that we live in a country founded on a “value gap”—with white lives valued more than others—that still distorts our politics today. Whether discussing why all Americans have racial habits that reinforce inequality, why black politics based on the civil-rights era have reached a dead end, or why only remaking democracy from the ground up can bring real change, Professor Glaude crystallizes the untenable position of black America--and offers thoughts on a better way forward.

Professor Glaude will speak at 6:30, and will be available to sign books at 7:30. 

Copies of Democracy in Black will be available for purchase courtesy of Politics and Prose.

Date: Tuesday, October 25th

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm 

Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library 

Cost: Free 


Regarded as one of the nation’s leading African American intellectuals, Glaude is chair of the Department of African American Studies and the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University. He is the author of
Democracy in BlackHow Race Still Enslaves the American SoulAfrican American Religion: A Very Short IntroductionExodus! Religion, Race and Nation in the Early 19th Century Black America, which won the Modern Language Association’s William Sanders Scarborough Book Prize; and In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America. Glaude edited the anthology Is It Nation Time? Contemporary Essays on Black Power and Black Nationalism and co-edited African American Religious Thought: An Anthology with Cornel West. Glaude has provided commentary on PBS News Hour, The Majority Report, CNN, C-Span, MSNBC, and other media outlets. He regularly contributes written op-eds to the New York Times, Time Magazine, the Huffington Post, among other publications. Speaking recently to Gwen Ifill, Glaude stated, “Something dramatic must happen if we are to change the course of this nation. We can't rest on old strategies and tactics.” In his books and interviews, he calls for more careful, critical reflections of the stories and experiences of blacks in America, which are often reduced to one collective narrative, employing a practice he calls “accessible seriousness,” in the life of the mind. 

A 1989 graduate of Morehouse College, Glaude also holds a master’s degree in African American Studies from Temple University and master’s degree and Ph.D in religion from Princeton University. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University and Amherst College.



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