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Brockport, NY - Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., PhD, the Chair of the Center for African American Studies and the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University, will give the College's 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Lecture at 7 pm, Tuesday Feb. 8, in the Seymour College Union Ballroom, on the campus of The College at Brockport, State University of New York. The title of his lecture is "The Irony of Freedom: King's Dream and the Challenge of the 21st Century."
A frequent commentator on radio and television, Dr. Glaude has also published several books. The latest, In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America (2007), has received wide acclaim. He is also Senior Fellow at The Jamestown Project at Harvard University.
Dr. Glaude is widely regarded as one of the brightest young intellectuals in the US today, offering a critical and insightful view on the problems currently facing black America as well as the nation at large. Cornel West has called Glaude "the towering intellectual of his generation."
As a graduate of Morehouse College, he was inspired by the courage and devotion of Martin Luther King, Jr., the institution's most famous graduate. Currently, Glaude is a regular commentator on the Tavis Smiley Show From PRI. He has been a guest on radio shows ranging from The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC to Mildred Gaddis's show, Inside Detroit. Glaude has also appeared on Hannity and Colmes as well as Tavis Smiley on PBS.
Dr. Glaude's talk is sponsored by The College at Brockport's Department of African and African-American Studies, Diversity Committee and Brockport Student Government and is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.