EDS at Union has selected The 1619 Project as our Fall 2021 Community Read. This ongoing project from The New York Times Magazine “aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.” Please join us on Thursday, October 7, at 6:00 pm EST, as we welcome Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad.
Dr. Muhammad will deliver a lecture on his The 1619 Project essay on the barbaric history of sugar production in America. He will be in conversation with Dean Kelly Brown Douglas and available for an audience Q&A after the lecture. Click here to RSVP for the Zoom Webinar.
As Harvard Kennedy School Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, he explains how “bias education”—race education—can help individuals and institutions reconcile the past within the present, and move towards greater equity, together.
Widely known as one of the most influential authorities on racial justice in America, Dr. Muhammad is redefining our understanding of diversity, with his work featured in the likes of the New York Times’ landmark 1619 Project, and Ava DuVernay’s 13th.
Dr. Muhammad is the author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, which won the John Hope Franklin Best Book Award in American Studies, also the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies.