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MLK Commemorative Address: Ibram X. Kendi

Ibram X. Kendi, a best-selling author, professor, antiracist activist, and historian of race and discriminatory policy in America, will be the keynote speaker as the University of Rochester celebrates the 20th anniversary of its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address.

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Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and the Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. The New York City native won the 2016 National Book Award for nonfiction for Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. His most recent book, How to Be an Antiracist, was a New York Times bestseller this year and was described by the Times as “the most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.”

The event is hosted by the Office of the Minority Student Affairs and the Office of the President.

Wednesday, February 24 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Lectures and Talks, Ceremonies and Traditions


General Public, Faculty, Students, Alumni, Staff



Office of Minority Student Affairs
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EVELYN KIRST left a positive review Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Very challenging, moving, and touching-

Talya Matz

Talya Matz left a positive review Wednesday, February 24, 2021

it was so amazing to hear Kendi speak. I learned so much. Also Kristin Doughty- loved hearing her speak and ask questions I could not think of anyone better for the job.


SABRINA SMITH left a positive review Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Excellent presentation that inspired personal accountability and a call to action!!!

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