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Princeton religion and black studies scholar Eddie S. Glaude Jr., a key organizer of the groundbreaking Covenant With Black America, will discuss pressing political, social and religious issues. Wednesday, April 9, 2008

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — In his lecture “Pragmatism and the Challenges of Post-Soul Politics,” on Wednesday, April 9, at 6:00pm, in the Villard Room of Main Building, renowned Princeton University professor Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. will discuss the intersection of politics and the spiritual for African-Americans. His talk is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Department of Religion.

A prolific author and distinguished scholar, Glaude was a key participant in the groundbreaking essay collection Covenant With Black America (2006), which was described as a national plan of action on the social and economic disparities African-Americans face, ranging from education to healthcare. Covenant With Black America became the first book by a black-owned publisher to become the number-one non-fiction paperback on the New York Times Bestseller List. Glaude continues to discuss the book around the country with editor Tavis Smiley, including as a regular guest on Smiley’s Public Radio International talk show.

Eddie Glaude, Jr. is the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton, and his research interests include American pragmatism, specifically the work of John Dewey, as well as African American religious history and its place in American public life.

Among his works, Glaude authored Exodus! Religion, Race, and Nation in Early 19th Century Black America, and edited, Is it Nation Time? Contemporary Essays on Black Power and Black Nationalism. With fellow Princeton professor Cornell West, he co-edited African-American Religious Thought: An Anthology, which received the 2002 Modern Language Association William Sanders Scarborough Prize for scholarly excellence.

Posted by Office of Communications Friday, April 4, 2008