Commencement Speaker: Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Eddie S. Glaude Jr., the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American studies and the chair of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University, will deliver the keynote address on Sunday, May 17, in Sanford Field House (schedule
, widely regarded as one of the leading young African American intellectuals in the United States today, is the author of Exodus! Religion, Race, and Nation in Early 19th Century Black America
, which won the Modern Language Association's William Sanders Scarborough Book Prize.
His award-winning book, In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America
, has been characterized as a tour de force. He has a new book scheduled to be published during the 2016 election year, Democracy in Black: How Race Still Governs the Soul of America
Glaude has frequently appeared on The Tavis Smiley Show
, Fox TV’s Hannity & Colmes
show, CNN, and C-SPAN. He spoke at Colgate as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations in 2012.
A graduate of Morehouse College, Glaude earned a master's degree in African
American studies from Temple University and a master's and PhD in religion from Princeton University. He is also a senior fellow at the Jamestown Project at Harvard University, an action-oriented think-tank.