Ibram X. Kendi

KendiIbram X. Kendi is an assistant professor of African American history at the University of Florida. An intellectual and social movement historian, Ibram studies racist and antiracist ideas and movements. He is the author of the award-winning book, The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965–1972, the first national study of Black student activism during that period. Dr. Kendi has also published fourteen essays on the Black Campus Movement, Black power, and intellectual history in books and referred academic journals. Ibram 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, Duke University, University of Chicago, and UCLA. He is a regular public speaker and contributor of commentaries. He is currently working on the first general history of New York Black power, Black Apple: Malcolm X and Black Power in New York, 1954-1974—a book under contract with NYU Press. His second book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, is set to be released by Nation Books on April 12, 2016. Stamped is already being lauded as a “tour de force” and “ambitious, magisterial book” to quote the starred pre-publication review in Kirkus. Follow him on his personal website, Ibram.org and on Twitter @DrIbram.