Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Featuring: Eddie S. Glaude Jr., David W. Blight
In the past decade, the United States has seen the rise of both the Black Lives Matter movement and a reinvigorated wave of white supremacism. Eddie S. Glaude Jr. will discuss author and activist James Baldwin’s writing on race relations from the 1960s and ’70s—in the wake of the civil rights movement and the murders of leading activists Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr.—to find answers to our current era’s tangled web of race, trauma, and memory.
Eddie S. Glaude Jr., author of Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, is chair of the Department of African American Studies and James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University.
David W. Blight (moderator), a trustee of the New-York Historical Society, is Sterling Professor of History and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University.
Member Price: $10