Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own -- Eddie Glaude Jr., Ph.D. & Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III
Over the past two years, Eddie S. Glaude Jr.’s fiery and brilliant appearances on MSNBC have not only frequently gone viral but made him one of today’s leading public intellectuals. With his bestselling new book, "Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own," he has written a fierce work that combines biography, history, and polemic to make an argument that we stand on the precipice of a decision about who we are as a country that will reverberate for decades.
In Begin Again, Dr. Glaude looks at James Baldwin’s world and sees our own moment reflected back. Like Baldwin, he argues, we live in the after times—in Baldwin’s case of the Civil Rights movement, and in our times of the Obama presidency and the promise of Black Lives Matter. In both cases, America responded to a challenge to the existing racial order by reasserting what Dr. Glaude calls the lie: the broad and powerful architecture of false assumptions by which white lives are valued more than others. That reassertion has been violent and devastating.
Dr. Glaude is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. He will be interviewed by Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.
This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and our YouTube channel.
PRIVATE AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Glaude's book Begin Again from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend a 30-minute AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Glaude and Moss that will start immediately after the webinar. Copy and paste this link to purchase the book: https://www.thebookstall.com/event/begin-again-james-baldwin%E2%80%99s-america-and-its-urgent-lessons-our-own-fan-event
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