Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr., the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University professor and chair of African American Studies at Princeton University, will be the keynote speaker at the 39th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Breakfast hosted by the Tampa Organization of Black Affairs (TOBA) Jan. 20, 2020 at 6:45 a.m.
Glaude, who began his teaching career at Bowdoin College, is the former president of the American Academy of Religion, the largest professional organization of scholars of religion in the world.
He also is the author of several books, including “Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul.’’ His new book, “Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own’’ is scheduled for release in April 2020.
Glaude also is a columnist for Time magazine and a regular MSNBC contributor on “Morning Joe’’ and “Deadline White House.’’ He also regularly appears on NBC’s Meet the Press.
In addition, he hosts the podcast “AAS 21,’’ recorded at Princeton University in Stanhope Hall, the African American Studies department’s home.
Glaude is from Moss Point, Mississippi and is a graduate of Morehouse College. He holds a master’s degree in African American Studies from Temple University and a Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton University.