June 6, 2017

Stamped From The Beginning Conversation with Khalil Muhuammad
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
New York6:30 p.m.

June 10, 2017
Stamped From The Beginning Conversation with columnist Dahleen Glanton
Printers Row Lit Fest
Jones College Prep, North Auditorium
11:00 a.m.

June 16, 2017
Plenary Luncheon Speaker American Association of University Professors Annual Conference Mayflower Hotel Washington, D

July 21, 2017
Stamped From The Beginning Book talk & signing Grace Farms New Canaan, Connecticut7:30 p.m.

September 2, 2017
Stamped From The Beginning Book talk & signing17th Library of Congress National Book Festival Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, D

September 8, 2017
Stamped From The Beginning Book talk & signing University of North Florida,Jacksonville, Florid

September 15, 2017
Stamped From The Beginning Book talk & signing Nashville Public Library Nashville, Tennessee6:30 p.m.

November 11, 2017
Stamped From The Beginning Book talk & signing Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading Tampa, Florid

November 17, 2017
OPENING KEYNOTE Biannual Think Tank Social Justice Institute Case Western Reserve University Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom Cleveland, Ohio10 a.m.

Great talking to you. I looked through the unsplash site and found some pictures that can be used, and I included them in the first hyperlink below as well as some other pictures that I found. The second hyperlink is from some high res photos at an event.



Here is the information for the UK translation - https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1114728/stamped-from-the-beginning/



Professor of History and International Relations
Founding Director of the Anti-Racist Research and Policy Center
American University, Washington D.C.
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To the left of the banner can be a notice about my upcoming book release of #Stamped in England for Bodley Head with picture. Here are the details. It is being released on July 5


To the right of the banner can be a notice about my upcoming book release of #Stamped in paperback in US for Nation Books on August 15th. This is the same book cover as the cover on the main page of Ibram.org.



My upcoming Schomburg talk on June 6th.




The Buzzfeed piece

Ibram X. Kendi is a New York Times best-selling author and award-winning historian. He is Professor of History and International Relations and the Founding Director of the Anti-Racist Research and Policy Center at American University. His second book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Nation Books, 2016) won the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction and was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award. Stamped was also nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Nonfiction and named to Best Books of 2016 lists in the Boston Globe, Kirkus, The Root, Chicago Review of Books, and Buzzfeed

Kendi is also the author of the award-winning book, The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-1972. It was the first national study of Black power student activism in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Kendi has also published fourteen essays on Black power and intellectual history in books and journals, including The Journal of African American History, Journal of Social History, Journal of Black Studies, Journal of African American Studies, and The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture. He is currently working on two book projects. For NYU’s Black power series, he is finishing the first comprehensive history of Malcolm X and Black power in New York, Black Apple: A History of Malcolm X and Black Power in New York, 1954-1974. He is also working on, How to Be an Anti-Racist, which will be published by One World, a division of Random House in 2018.

Kendi has published op-eds in a number of publications, including The New York Times, Salon, New York Daily News, The Huffington Post, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He is the associate editor of the leading online platform for public scholarship on Black life, Black Perspectives. He has received research fellowships, grants, and visiting appointments from a variety of universities, foundations, professional associations, and libraries, including the American Historical Association, Library of Congress, National Academy of Education, Spencer Foundation, Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Brown University, Princeton University, and Duke University.

Kendi was born to parents who came of age during the Black power movement in New York City. They were student activists and Christians inspired by Black liberation theology. Kendi earned his BA from Florida A&M University, and MA and PhD in African American Studies from Temple University. Originally surnamed Rogers, Kendi changed his name in 2013. He lives in Washington, DC.



Praise for Stamped From The Beginning



“In hisambitious, illuminating, and engaging book, Ibram X. Kendiseamlessly assembles sources from Cotton Mather to Angela Davis; the Great Awakening to Black Lives Matter; the Birth of a Nation to Hip Hop culture, to show how not only race but racist ideas are at the center of American thought. ”
—Paula J. Giddings, EA Woodson Professor, Smith College, and author of Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching


“An engrossing and relentless intellectual history of prejudice in America...The greatest service Kendi [provides] is the ruthless prosecution of American ideas about race for their tensions, contradictions and unintended consequences. ”
—The Washington Post


“In this tour de force, Kendi explores the history of racist ideas—and their connection with racist practices—across American history. Racism is the enduring scar on the American consciousness. In this ambitious, magisterial book, Kendi reveals just how deep that scar cuts and why it endures, its barely subcutaneous pain still able to flare. ”
—Kirkus, Starred Review


“A deep (and often disturbing) chronicling of how anti-black thinking has entrenched itself in the fabric of American society.”
—The Atlantic


“A staggering intellectual history of racism in America that is both rigorous and …readable.”
—New Republic

“An intricate look at the history of race in the U.S., arguing that many well-meaning American progressives inadvertently operate on belief systems tinged with a racist heritage.”



“Self-proclaimed as a definitive history of racist ideas in the US, this exhaustive, encyclopedic opus lives up to that claim. Kendi's mighty tome is breathtaking in its scope…. Both, worthwhile and extraordinary…. Essential.”


“I honestly wish every American would read this book, especially people who haven’t been exposed to the history of blatant, transparent racism in our public policy.”
—Chicago Review of Books


“Kendi has done something that’s damn near impossible: write a book about racism that breaks new ground, while being written in a way that’s accessible to the nonacademic. If you’ve ever been interested in how racist ideas spread throughout the United States, this is the book to read. ” —The Root


“Stamped from the Beginning is "ambitious, well-researched and worth the time of anyone who wants to understand racism.”
—The Seattle Times


“Kendi blends "deep research and analysis with a powerfully intimate and personal voice...Kendi grounds his argument in the present moment, citing the killing of Trayvon Martin and the birth of Black Lives Matter as 'heartbreaks that are a product of America’s history of racist ideas' — a history he then narrates through the lives and works of five individuals: Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. DuBois and Angela Davis. By anchoring the book on these five historical figures — each of them brilliant, complicated and fascinating — Kendi renders this work of intellectual history as compelling as the juiciest biography. ”
—The Los Angeles Times


“Kendi admits that he is not writing to change the minds of those who produce and espouse racist ideas. Rather, in his honesty about how deeply he himself had held multiple racist ideas before embarking on the historical odyssey of this book, he gives the reader permission to accompany him on that eye-opening journey...Kendi leaves plenty of room for self-questioning, and for drawing connections between the racist apologetics of the past and those of the present. The process makes for a compelling, thoroughly enlightening, unsettling, and necessary read.”


“Stamped from the Beginning centers on five figures: Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Angela Davis. Through their lives, and with novelistic flair, Kendi details the American construction of white supremacy as a three-pronged tragedy of religion, government, and activism. ”
—The Stranger


“To structure his book, which he spent three years writing, Kendi built it around five major American intellectual figures: Puritan leader Cotton Mather, founding father Thomas Jefferson, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, African-American scholar W.E.B. Du Bois and activist Angela Davis. While showing the reader each of them grappling with questions of race, Kendi places them in the wider context of history with graceful, engaging prose and deeply researched details. Stamped is a book that connects everything from Mather's 17th century theological theories about the souls of Africans to Bo Derek's cornrows in the movie 10, and much more.”
—Tampa Bay Times


“Stamped from the Beginning provides "ever-relevant context for the white supremacist moment.”
—The Dallas Morning News


“A work as prodigious as the subtitle implies…. Had Kendi only provided history, Stamped from the Beginning would be a meaningful contribution to the literature, but it is so much more. It a call for all Americans to look inward.” —Albany Times Union


“Given our political moment and the work we need to do as individuals and as a country, this book should be on every young leader's bookshelf. It’s not pretty, but the truth often isn’t. ”


“Kendi's provocative egalitarian argument combines prodigious reading and research with keen insights into the manipulative power of racist ideologies that suppress the recognition of diversity. This is a must for serious readers of American history, politics, or social thought. ”
—Library Journal


“This heavily researched yet easily readable volume explores the roots and the effects of racism in America. The narrative smoothly weaves throughout history, culminating in the declaration that as much as we’d like it to be, America today is nowhere near the “postracial” country that the media declared following the election of Barack Obama in 2008. The hope here is that by studying and remembering the lessons of history, we may be able to move forward to an equitable society. ”


“Stamped from the Beginning is a history of how racist ideas are built, and how they are built to last. Understanding this history is essential if we want to have any hope of progress. This book will forever change the way we think about race.”
—Touré, MSNBC contributor and author of Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness


“Stamped from the Beginning is a tour de force of intellectual history that brilliantly illuminates the tragic history of racist ideas from slavery to Black Lives Matter.”
—Peniel E. Joseph, author of Stokely: A Life and Waiting ’til the Midnight Hour


“Richly sourced and engaging, Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped from the Beginning is a highly accessible yet provocative study that seeks to complicate our understanding of racist ideas and the forces that produce them. ”
—Yohuru Williams, Professor of History and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Fairfield University


“Stamped from the Beginning delivers a timely and bold corrective to the history of racist and anti-racist ideas that explodes our understanding of the root of anti-black violence as we know it today. Kendi’s deft analysis of key thinkers from Cotton Mather to Angela Davis illustrates how racial thought, specifically debates about racial difference, take shape across space and time and influence racial policies and the persistence of racial discrimination. This book is a must read for those interested in working to unearth the foundational ideas and practices that hinder true racial progress.”
—Keisha-Khan Y. Perry, Associate Professor, Brown University, and author of Black Women against the Land Grab: The Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil 


“Both a penetrating treatise and a wonderfully accessible work of intellectual history, Stamped from the Beginning reveals the heritage of ideas behind the modern dialectic of race-denial and race-obsession. By historicizing our entrenched logic of racial difference, Kendi shows why "I don't see color" and other professions of post-racialism remain inexorable alibis for white supremacy. As this meticulous study suggests, we escape such contradictions only by becoming staunch anti-racists and actively confronting the intellectual and material legacies of our common racialist genealogy. Stamped from the Beginning has done the cause of anti-racism a great service.”
—Russell Rickford, Associate Professor, Cornell University, and author of We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination



“Engrossing and Relentless” —The Washington Post

“Abmitious, Magisterial” —Kirkus reviews

“This Definitive History of Racist Ideas should be required reading”
—The Root

“Heavily researched yet readable” —Booklist

“The most ambitious book of 2016”  —The Washington Post

“Must for serious readers” —Library Journal

“Novelistic Flair” —The Stranger

“Worth the time of anyone who wants to understand racism”  —The Seattle Times

“Ever-relevant Context for the white supremacist moment”
—The Dallas Morning News

“A compelling, thoroughly enlightening, unsettling, and necessary read” —Vox

“Graceful, Engaging Prose”  —Tampa Bay Times



A Boston globe best book of 2016

Chicago review of books best nonfiction book,  2016

Washington post notable nonfiction book, 2016

Kirkus BestHistory Book, 2016

Kirkus Best Book of 2016 To Explain Current Politics

A Kirkus Best Heartrending Non-Fiction Book, 2016

A Bustle Best Book, 2016

ominated for the 2016 NAACP image award for outstanding literary work — nonfiction

he Washington Post 2016 Summer Reading List




BUZZFEED-"100 Words by 10 Writers On 100 Days

TIME-"What Will Future Historians Say About President Trump's First 100 Days?"

THE NEW YORK TIMES-"A History of Race and Racism in America, in 24 Chapters"

BLACK PERSPECTIVES-"The Antiracist Philosophy of Malcolm X"

NEWSWEEK-"Racist Ideas are Spread by the Powerful to Support Racist Policies"

THE CONVERSATION -"Uncovering the Roots of Racist Ideas in America"

PUBLIC BOOKS-"The Book That Made Me: Learn How to Love"

THE NEW YORK TIMES-"Racial Progress is Real. But So is Racist Progress."

BLACK PERSPECTIVES-"The 1967 MLK and the Politics of Transcendence"

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS-"The Death of Post-Racial America"

BLACK PERSPECTIVES-"5 Must Read Books of 2016 by Black Millennials"

THE WEEK-"Ibram X. Kendi's 6 Favorite Books"

TIMELINE-"There's a History of White Terror Suppressing Black Voters"

BLACK PERSPECTIVES-"Why the Academic Achievement Gap is a Racist Idea"

AHA TODAY-"The Promise and Peril of the Civil Rights Act of 1866"

THE CONVERSATION-"Clinton and Trump need to address police violence in debate"

TIMELINE-"The Party of Lincoln? Yeah That Was Racist Too"

BLACK PERSPECTIVES-"Brother to Brother: An Open Letter to Nate Parker"

TIMELINE-"What on Earth are Trump's Black Supporters Thinking?"

THE HUFFINGTON POST-"'Black Soul'? Why I Felt Offended By Khizr Khan’s

THE FEMINIST WIRE-"On the Gender Racism of Black Men

TRUTHOUT-"Three Comforting Myths About the

HISTORY NEWS NETWORK-"Could Trump Be Nurturing the Next Hitler?"

BLACK PERSPECTIVES-"Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome is a Racist Idea"


THE HUFFINGTON POST-"The 11 Most Racist U.S. Presidents"

BLACK PERSPECTIVES-"The Pre-History of President Clinton's

Racist (and Antiracist) Liberalism"

SALON-"George Zimmerman is a poor man's Donald Trump"

THE HUFFINGTON POST-"We Cannot Put a Slaveholder on Harriet Tubman's Back"

BLACK PERSPECTIVES-"We Are Equal African Peoples"

SIGNATURE-"'Tough on Crime' and the Roots of Racist Ideas in America"

BLACK PERSPECTIVES-"An Intellectual History of a Book Title: Stamped from the Beginning"

BLACK PERSPECTIVES-"On John Pory, America's First Racist"

SALON-"The 15 most racist Oscar films of all time:

Here's why #OscarsSoWhite is not a surprise"

BLACK PERSPECTIVES-"On the Racist Ideas Jesse Owens Could Not Outrun"

DIVERSE: ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION-Beyoncé: Black Power, Her Opponents, and their Dances with History

BLACK PERSPECTIVES-"Reclaiming MLK's Unspeakable Nightmare: The Progression of Racism in America"

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION-"We Can No Longer Ignore the Power of Woodrow Wilson's Racist Ideas"