In "Begin Again" Eddie Glaude Invokes James Baldwin's Cry For Racial Justice
(This program originally aired August 4, 2020)
When the novelist, journalist, playwright and activist James Baldwin died in 1987, his place in the panoply of great American writers was assured. He is remembered as one of the most eloquent observers of the Black experience, and an insightful and compelling critic of racial inequality. He was prolific and provocative, and one of the most important and invigorating public intellectuals of his time.
Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. is one of the most important and invigorating public intellectuals of our time. He is the chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University, and a former president of the American Academy of Religion. In addition to many scholarly books and articles, he enjoys a wide audience as a contributor to MSNBC, and for his essays in publications such as the New York Times, Time Magazine and the Huffington Post.
Professor Glaude will be giving the Annual Martin Luther King Day Lecture for the Enoch Pratt Library and Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, this Saturday, January 16, from 1-2pm. For more information on this free virtual event, click here.
Eddie Glaude’s latest book draws on his imaginative reading of James Baldwin and his own trenchant observations about the current American moment. It's called Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own.
Eddie Glaude joined us last August via Zoom…