Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, professor of history and international relations at the American University in Washington, DC presented the Cora Norman Lecture in Jackson, MS. The Cora Norman Lecture was established by the council to honor its founding executive director, who led the organization from 1972 until her retirement in 1996. This lecture is in conjunction with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra performance of Treemonisha, an operetta written by Scott Joplin examining the experience of freed slaves and their hunger for education. The lecture precedes the symphony concert.
About Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Dr. Kendi is an award-winning historian and New York Times best-selling author, professor of History and International Relations and the Founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. His second book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, was published by Nation Books and won the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction.