Acclaimed historian and author Ibram X. Kendi will discusses his book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, on February 15, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 at the James Branch Cabell Library Lecture Hall. Kendi, an award-winning historian and New York Times-bestselling author, is professor of history and international relations and the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. His book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, won the 2016 National Book Award for nonfiction. At 34 years old, he was the youngest ever winner of the award for nonfiction.
This event is presented by VCU Libraries and sponsored by the Friends of VCU Libraries and the Francis M. Foster African-American History Endowment Fund. Serving as VCU Libraries 16th Annual Black History Month Lecture, the event will be followed with a Q&A, book-signing and reception. The event is free and open to all. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. To register, visit https://www.library.vcu.edu/about/events/2017-18/black-history-month-lecture-2018.html.