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Lowell Lecture

Lowell Lecture — Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr.

Date & Time

June 8, 2022 at 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Boston Public Library - Abbey Room
700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
Driving Directions


One of the nation’s most prominent scholars, Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr. is an author, political commentator, public intellectual and passionate educator who examines the complex dynamics of the American experience. His writings, including Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America, and his most recent, the New York Times bestseller, Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for our Own, takes a wide look at Black communities, the difficulties of race in the United States and the challenges we face as a democracy. In his writing and speaking, Glaude is an American critic in the tradition of James Baldwin and Ralph Waldo Emerson, confronting history and bringing our nation’s complexities, vulnerabilities and hope into full view. Hope that is, in one of his favorite quotes from W.E.B. Du Bois, "not hopeless, but a bit unhopeful."

Presenting Organization

Boston Public Library




Programs Department (, (617) 859-2129)

New York Times Bestselling Author and Princeton professor Dr. Glaude in conversation with Boston Public Library President David Leonard will confront our nation’s history, shedding new light on the complexities of race and democracy.

This program, presented in partnership by the Boston Public Library, the Lowell Institute, and the GBH Forum Network, will now happen in-person and over Zoom webinar. To attend in-person, please register at the Event URL: ( To attend online, register at