Eddie S. Glaude Jr., the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American studies and the chair of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University, will deliver the keynote address at Colgate’s 194th commencement on Sunday, May 17, in Sanford Field House.
Glaude, widely regarded as one of the leading young African American intellectuals in the United States today, is the author of Exodus! Religion, Race, and Nation in Early 19th Century Black America, which won the Modern Language Association’s William Sanders Scarborough Book Prize.
His award-winning book, In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America, has been characterized as a tour de force. He has a new book scheduled to be published during the 2016 election year, Democracy in Black: How Race Still Governs the Soul of America (Crown Publishing).