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Simmons Community Read: How To Be An Antiracist: About the Author

A guide for the Spring 2021 Simmons Community Read
simmons community read: how to be an anti-racist

Who is Ibram X. Kendi?

 

dr. ibram x. kendi author photo


Ibram X. Kendi is one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist voices. He is a National Book Award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and the Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. Kendi is a contributor writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News Racial Justice Contributor. He is also the 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for the Advanced Study at Harvard University. In 2020, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Kendi attended Florida A&M University, where he majored in journalism. He initially aspired for a career in sports journalism,[but] became increasingly interested in engaging in racial justice work. He picked up a second major in African American Studies and graduated in 2004. At 27 years old, he earned his doctoral degree in African American Studies from Temple University in 2010. Kendi has taught at SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Albany, the University of Florida, and American University.

-From IbramXKendi.com


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