Elon to host a conversation with historian and author Ibram X. Kendi

The online event on Monday, Sept, 21, at 7:30 p.m will be moderated by Professor Prudence Layne and can be viewed at www.elon.edu/live.

Elon University is presenting a discussion with author, historian and scholar Ibram X. Kendi on Monday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. The event, open to the public and hosted online at www.elon.edu/live, will be moderated by Professor of English Prudence Layne and will incorporate questions submitted by members of the campus community.

One of America’s foremost historians and a leading antiracist voice, Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and the founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. He is the 2020-21 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for the Advanced Study at Harvard University.

He is the author of “The Black Campus Movement,” which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize, and “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America,” which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2016. Kendi is the author of three #1 New York Times bestsellers — ‘How to Be An Antiracist,” “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You,” and “Antiracist Baby,” which he co-authored with Jason Reynolds with Ashley Lukashevsky as illustrator.

Kendi is a CBS News correspondent and contributing writer at The Atlantic, penning the cover story for the September 2020 issue titled, “Is This the Beginning of the End of American Racism?“. He has published 14 academic essays in books and academic journals, including The Journal of African American History, Journal of Social History, Journal of Black Studies, Journal of African American Studies, and The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture. He co-edits the Black Power Series at NYU Press with historian Ashley Farmer.

His next book, “Be Antiracist: A Guided Journal for Awareness, Reflection and Action,” will be published on Oct. 6.

Find other upcoming events on the Elon University Fall 2020 Cultural Calendar here.