Published February 29, 2016

Thompson Lecture

Glaude, nationally-recognized scholar, to speak on campus March 17
  • Princeton University professor Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. will present Monmouth College’s annual Samuel M. Thompson Memorial Lecture on March 17. (photo by Princeton University)
Princeton University professor Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., will present Monmouth College’s annual Samuel M. Thompson Memorial Lecture on March 17.
  Titled “Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul,” the free lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in the Morgan Room of Poling Hall.   Chair of Princeton’s department for African American studies, Glaude offers a critical and insightful view on the problems currently facing black America, as well as the nation at large. The award-winning author’s latest book, which was published this year and bears the title of his lecture, provides a provocative account of the current state of race in the U.S.   A graduate of Morehouse College, Glaude was inspired by the courage and devotion of Martin Luther King, Jr., the institution’s most famous graduate. In both his scholarship and in his public speaking, he seeks to prod and provoke, to insist and incite, and to encourage and embolden fellow citizens to rise to the profound challenges of our day.   Samuel M. Thompson, for whom the lecture series is named, served in the philosophy department at Monmouth College for 46 years. After graduating from Monmouth with a degree in English in 1924, he earned master’s and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from Princeton University. Most notable among his publications were two popular textbooks: “A Modern Philosophy of Religion” and “The Nature of Philosophy.” Thompson died in 1983.
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