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Racist Ideas in America: From Slavery to Black Lives Matter

November 16, 2018
7:30 pm
- 9:00 pm

Ira Allen Chapel
Image of Black Lives Matter march

Please note: This keynote address for our Fall Conference 2018 is free and open to the general public. Conference registrants will have reserved seating.

Ibram X. Kendi, author of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning, will trace the history of racist ideas through American history, including the “dueling dualities” of racial progress and the simultaneous progress of racism. He will consider the relationship between racist ideas and racial discrimination, and offer reason for hope for the future.

Led by: Ibram X. Kendi, Professor and Director, Antiracist Research and Policy Center, Department of History, American University

Dr. Kendi’s appearance at the Fall Conference 2018 is made possible with support from the Vermont Community Foundation, the Fountain Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, and Patricia Fontaine. 

Image: Fibonacci Blue/Wikipedia Commons


Richelle Franzoni
(802) 262-1355


Ira Allen Chapel
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Burlington, VT 05405 United States
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