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Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Professor at Boston University, Author & News Correspondent

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Scheduled Appearances

Keynote Track

400 Years of Black History

Crosscut Festival 2021
Wed May 5, 2021 | 5:00pm

The tragic and triumphant four-hundred-year history of Black American experience. 

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Featuring: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Dr. Keisha N. Blain, Soledad O'Brien

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