The 2021 Dr. Thomas Q. Morris Symposium on Medical Education
“How did we get here? The past—and future—of COVID and Black Lives Matter”
Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., PhD
James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor
Department of African American Studies
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 5 p.m. EST.
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Professor Glaude is an author, political commentator, public intellectual, prominent scholar, and passionate educator 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 bestseller “Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for our Own,” take a wide look at Black communities, the difficulties of race in the United States, and the challenges we face as a democracy. In his writing and speaking, Glaude is an American critic in the tradition of James Baldwin and Ralph Waldo Emerson, confronting history and bringing our nation’s complexities, vulnerabilities and hope into full view. Hope, that is, in one of his favorite quotes from W.E.B. Dubois, "not hopeless, but a bit hopeful."