Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News Racial Justice contributors. Dr. Kendi is the author of five books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction; and four #1 New York Times bestsellers, How to Be an Antiracist; Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; Antiracist Baby, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky; and Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019, co-edited with Keisha Blain. His next book is Stamped (for Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You, adapted for readers six to ten years old by Sonja Cherry-Paul, will be released on May 11, 2021.
Dr. Kendi is the 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. In 2020, Time magazine named Kendi one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
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