FAMU graduate wins National Book Award

Ibram X. Kendi, a 2004 graduate of Florida A&M University, was awarded the prize for nonfiction this week at the National Book Awards ceremony in New York.

Kendi, 34, who received the award Wednesday, won for his book, "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America." He is an assistant professor of African-American History at the University of Florida. His area of expertise is in researching racist and anti-racist ideas and movements.

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