Prominent American critic and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr. will deliver the keynote address at Clinton College's virtual Fall Convocation on Wednesday, September 2, beginning at 11 a.m. The service will be streamed live on the college's Facebook and Youtube accounts.
Described as the quintessential Morehouse man, Glaude is an intellectual who speaks to the complex dynamics of the American experience. His most well-known books, Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, and In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America, take a wide look at black communities, the difficulties of race in the United States, and the challenges of democracy.
Glaude, who is chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University, draws much of his inspiration from writers James Baldwin and Ralph Waldo Emerson. His most recent book, Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, was released in June 2020.
In 2015, Glaude's commencement speech at Colgate University was recognized by The New York Times as one of the best commencement speeches of the year. He is a columnist for Time Magazine and an MSNBC contributor on programs like Morning Joe, and Deadline Whitehouse with Nicolle Wallace. He also regularly appears on Meet the Press on Sundays.
Fall Convocation is open to the public.