November 21, 2019

Ibram X. Kendi, formerly an assistant professor of African American History at the University of Florida, won the National Book Award with his second book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. His latest book, How to be An Antiracist, has become a New York Times best seller. Dr. Kendi  now lives in Washington, D.C., and is the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. He is a nationally recognized speaker on race and discriminatory policy in the United States. He is also  a columnist at The Atlantic

Kendi spoke at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to a capacity audience at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. A book signing followed the talk.

The program was presented with the support of the UF College of Liberal Arts and Science's Rothman Family Chair in the Humanities; the UF Chief Diversity Officer; the UF Levin College of Law Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations; and the UF Department of History Gus Burns Memorial Fund.

A video of the question and answer portion of the talk can be viewed on the Bob Graham Center Facebook page at this link:

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