W.E.B. DuBois’ Birthday with Ibram Kendi and Dana Williams
- February 21, 2018
Celebrate the legendary writer this Fri., Feb. 23rd, at 6:30PM!
To mark the 150th birthday of W.E.B. DuBois, join us for a conversation between National Book Award winner Ibram Kendi and Howard University English Department Chair Dana Williams. Dr. Kendi and Dr. Williams will be discussing Souls of Black Folk, DuBois’ seminal text and a beacon in the fight for civil rights. Penguin Classics has released an updated version of Souls of Black Folk to mark Dubois’ birthday. IBRAM KENDI is the author of the New York Times bestseller Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, for which he became the youngest winner in history of the National Book Award for Nonfiction. He is also the author of the award-winning The Black Campus Movement. A professor of history and international relations and the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, he lives in Washington, D.C. DANA WILLIAMS is the Chair of the English Department at Howard University and a specialist in contemporary African-American Literature. Her work has been published in CLA Journal, African American Review, Bulletin of Bibliography, Langston Hughes Review, and the Zora Neale Hurston Forum, among others. She was previously the president of the Association of Departments of English Executive Committee and was nominated by President Obama to serve on the National Council on the Humanities.
At Kramerbooks, 1517 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Click here for info.