BU to Host Princeton University Scholar for MLK Commemorative Celebration

For Immediate Release
Date: Feb. 10, 2021
Contact: Tom McGuire, Director of Communications/Media Relations
Written by: Marlea Harris, Communications Intern


Bloomsburg University to Host Princeton University Scholar for MLK Commemorative Celebration


BLOOMSBURG-- Eddie S. Glaude Jr., chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University, will be the guest speaker at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Martin Luther King Commemorative Celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Glaude will present “Lessons from the Later Dr. King.” Pre-registration is required. Visit bloomu.edu/black-history-month to sign up. 

Glaude, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Princeton, is an accomplished and respected scholar of religion and a former president of the American Academy of Religion. His books on religion and philosophy include An Uncommon Faith: A Pragmatic Approach to the Study of African American Religion, African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction, and Exodus! Religion, Race and Nation in Early 19th Century Black America, which was awarded the Modern Language Association’s William Sanders Scarborough Book Prize.

He has been featured in TIME magazine as a columnist and on MSNBC for programs including Deadline Whitehouse with Nicolle Wallace and Morning Joe. He also hosts the podcast Princeton’s AAS, a conversation around the field of African American Studies and the Black experience in the 21st century.

Glaude is a Morehouse College graduate, earned a master’s degree in African-American studies from Temple University and a doctorate in religion from Princeton University.

He is married to Dr. Winnifred Brown Glaude, a professor in the Princeton sociology department.

The event is sponsored by the BU Multicultural Center, Office of Access and Success and the Cultural Affairs/Support Services office. For information, call 570-389-4937.


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