The Library District and the Bardavon Present: Imani Perry
Imani Perry is an award-winning author, interdisciplinary scholar, and the Hughes Rogers Professor of African American Students at Princeton University. In her new book South to America, the author seeks to change how people view the American South and, thus, the country’s history as a whole.
Perry is the author of 6 other books, including the award-winning Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, a New York Times 2018 notable book. Her most recent book is: Breathe: A Letter to My Sons (Beacon Press, 2019) which was a finalist for the 2020 Chautauqua Prize and a finalist for the NAACP Image Award for Excellence in Nonfiction.
Imani Perry’s writing and scholarship primarily focuses on the history of Black thought, art, and imagination crafted in response to, and resistance against, the social, political and legal realities of domination in the West. She seeks to understand the processes of retrenchment after moments of social progress, and how freedom dreams are nevertheless sustained.
Please note: the Bardavon’s COVID-19 protocols require that attendees must wear masks at all times, regardless of vaccination status, except when eating and drinking. For more details on the Bardavon’s policies, visit bardavon.org.
Books will be available to purchase before and after the presentation. The talk will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing in the Bardavon lobby.