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Virtual Event: Margaret Kimberley

presents

Prejudential:
Black America and the Presidents

in conversation with REVEREND IRENE MONROE
 

Date

Aug
25
Tuesday
August 25, 2020
7:00 PM

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Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities welcome MARGARET KIMBERLEY—editor and senior columnist for Black Agenda Report—for a discussion of her book, Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents. She will be joined in conversation by celebrated writer, speaker, and theologian Reverend IRENE MONROE.

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About Prejudential

Prejudential is a concise, authoritative exploration of America’s relationship with race and black Americans through the lens of the presidents who have been elected to represent all of its people.

Throughout the history of the United States, numerous presidents have left their legacies as slaveholders, bigots, and inciters of racial violence, but were the ones generally regarded as more sympathetic to the plight and interests of black Americans—such as Lincoln, FDR, and Clinton—really much better? And what of all the presidents whose relationship with black America is not even considered in the pages of most history books? Over the course of 45 chapters—one for each president—Margaret Kimberley enlightens and informs readers about the attitudes and actions of the highest elected official in the country. By casting sunlight on an aspect of American history that is largely overlooked, Prejudential aims to increase awareness in a manner that will facilitate discussion and understanding.

Praise for Prejudential

"Margaret Kimberley gives us an intellectual gem of prophetic fire about all the U.S. presidents and their deep roots in the vicious legacy of white supremacy and predatory capitalism. Such truths seem more than most Americans can bear, though we ignore her words at our own peril!" —Cornel West, author of Race Matters

"[Prejudential] belongs on the shelf next to the works of Howard Zinn and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. It should be required reading in every school.” —Counterpunch

Margaret Kimberley
Margaret Kimberley

Margaret Kimberley

Margaret Kimberley is a New York–based writer and activist for peace and justice issues. Dr. Cornel West has called her "one the few great truth tellers who, along with Glen Ford, Adolph Reed, Jr. and Bruce Dixon, preserved her integrity during the Obama years." She has been an Editor and Senior Columnist for Black Agenda Report since its inception in 2006. Her work has appeared in the Dallas Morning News, Consortium News, American Herald Tribune and CounterPunch. She is a contributor to the anthology, In Defense of Julian Assange. She is a graduate of Williams College and lives in New York City.

Reverend Irene Monroe
Reverend Irene Monroe

Reverend Irene Monroe

Reverend Irene Monroe can be heard on the podcast and standing Boston Public Radio segment ALL REV’D UP on WGBH (89.7 FM). Monroe’s syndicated religion columns appear and the Boston Voice for Detour’s African American Heritage Trail. She is a a Visiting Researcher in the Religion and Conflict Transformation Program at Boston University School of Theology. 

Photo Credit: Riley Robinson

 

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