2021 Stowe Prize Winner, Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr. for Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own.
Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr., is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of the Department of African American Studies, a program he first became involved with shaping as a doctoral candidate in Religion at Princeton. He is also a MSNBC contributor a columnist for Time Magazine, and the host of the podcast AAS 21 at Princeton University.
Glaude’s previous books have covered religion, philosophy, and the difficulties of race in the United States.
Glaude’s most recent book, Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, examines the life of writer and activist James Baldwin while connecting his work to present day issues of being Black in America and racial inequality. The book examines what Glaude views as America’s past unsuccessful opportunities to rectify these issues.
His most well-known books, Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, and In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America, and Race and Nation in Early 19th Century Black America, which was awarded the Modern Language Association’s William Sanders Scarborough Book Prize.