(OXFORD, Miss.) – Eddie Glaude Jr., Princeton University’s William Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies and chair of the Center for African-American Studies, speaks about his latest book, “In a Shade of Blue – Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America,” during a free public lecture at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in Bryant Hall Room 209.

Titled “Public, Prosperity and Politics: The Changing Face of African-American Christianity and Political Life,” Glaude’s lecture is made possible through the Department of Religion and Philosophy’s William Hal Furr Dialogue on Philosophy and Religion. The series was established with private gifts in the late UM’s professor’s honor following his death in 1974.

A native of Moss Point, Glaude received the 2002 Modern Language Association William Sanders Scarbrough Prize for his book “Exodus! Religion, Race and Nation in Early 19th Century Black America.” His work also includes “African-American Religious Thought: An Anthology,” co-edited with Cornel West, and “Is It Nation Time? Contemporary Essays on Black Power and Black Nationalism.”

The Sarah Isom Center for Gender Studies is co-sponsoring the event.

For more information or assistance related to a disability, contact: Mary Thurkill, 915-1400 or maryt@olemiss.edu.