Khalil Gibran Muhammad is one of America’s leading public intellectuals on civil rights and the African American experience. Currently at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Muhammad directed the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the world’s leading library and archive of global black history, for five years. His work examines the broad intersections of race, democracy, inequality, and criminal justice in the modern U.S. A Chicago native, Muhammad will discuss the successes and failures of civil rights, and their relation to the ideals and convictions at the heart of our republic.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad is professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. He is the former Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a division of the New York Public Library and the world’s leading library and archive of global black history. His work has been featured in a number of national print and broadcast media outlets, including the New York Times, New Yorker, Washington Post, and National Public Radio.
This program is organized by the Chicago Humanities Festival, and generously underwritten by Allstate Insurance Company. It is presented in partnership with Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture at the University of Chicago.
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