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Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Joel Christian Gill: Stamped from the Beginning, A Graphic History

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Racism has persisted throughout history—but so have antiracist efforts to dismantle it.

Award-winning historian Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and comic artist Joel Christian Gill reveal how understanding and improving the world cannot happen without identifying and facing some of the ugly forces that shape it.

Stamped from the Beginning: A Graphic History of Racist Ideas in America is an educational and comprehensive look at how people can learn from the past to work toward a most equitable and antiracist future.


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This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

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Kendi photo by Janice Checchio.

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Mon, Jun 12 / 12:00 pm PDT

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Image - Joel Christian Gill

Joel Christian Gill

Cartoonist; Historian; Chair, the MFA in Visual Narrative, Boston University; Illustrator, Stamped from the Beginning: A Graphic History of Racist Ideas in America

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Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Founding Director, Boston University Center for Antiracist Research; Andrew W. Mellon Professor in Humanities, Boston University; Contributing Writer, The Atlantic; Author, Stamped from the Beginning: A Graphic History of Racist Ideas in America; Twitter @DrIbram

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In Conversation with Joshua Johnson

Journalist; Twitter @joshualistening


12–1 p.m. program
(all times PDT)


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$10 nonmembers
$30 members with a book
$40 nonmembers with a book