Eddie Glaude & Imani Perry

On August 12, Evanston Public Library and Bookends & Beginnings hosted Eddie S. Glaude and Imani Perry. Here’s what some of the viewers had to say about their virtual conversation: “Drs Perry and Glaude [were] dropping GEMS one after the other. I’m not sure I have words for how fantastic this was.” “This was an absolutely brilliant interview. I watched it ‘live,’ but will listen to it again and again.” 

You can watch it below, and get copies of their profound and important books Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for our Own and Breathe: A Letter to My Sons from www.bookendsandbeginnings (signed copies available!) or at the Evanston Public Library.

You can also listen to a recent NPR interview with Dr. Glaude.

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University. He is the former president of the American Academy of Religion, the largest professional organization of scholars of religion in the world. Glaude is the author of a number of books, including Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul. He hails from Moss Point, Mississippi, a small town on gulf coast, and is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.

Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies and faculty associate in the Program in Law and Public Affairs and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University. Perry has written and taught on a number of topics regarding race and African American culture. Besides her newest title Breathe, her books include Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop; May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem; and Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant Life of Lorraine Hansberry.

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