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“Writers on Writing” Radio Show
February 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
About the Episode
Dr. Brenda Greene interviews Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr., author of the New York Times best seller Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own (Crown, 2020). Drs. Greene and Glaude discuss concepts that frame Glaude’s discussion of Baldwin. These include “The Big Lie,” “White Fear,” “Disremembering,” and “Aftertimes.” Glaude discusses his motivation for writing the book which is a blend of the impact of Baldwin on Glaude’s personal life and an analysis of Baldwin’s views on issues such as race, politics, the civil rights movements, and democracy in America. Greene and Glaude also discuss critical race theory, HBCUs, the role of the artist, and writers and philosophers who have impacted his life.
About the Guest
Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is a passionate educator, author, political commentator, and public intellectual who examines the complex dynamics of the American experience. His writings, including Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America, and his most recent, the New York Times best seller Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, take an exhaustive look at Black communities, the difficulties of race in the United States, and the challenges we face as a democracy. Glaude is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University.
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