An Evening with Claudia Rankine

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Rhodes College is thrilled to welcome acclaimed author, Yale
    University professor, and 2016 MacArthur Fellowship recipient
    Claudia Rankine to campus. Rankine’s most recent book, 2014’s
    bestselling Citizen: An American Lyric, won the National Book
    Critics Circle Award for Poetry, the NAACP Image Award, and
    numerous other prizes. This book – which will form the basis of
    her remarks – engages America’s painful and complex history
    of race, citizenship, and policing in ways that invoke the past
    and speak profoundly to the #BlackLivesMatter moment. In this
    necessary and provocative conversation, Rankine will demand a
    reckoning with our past and a reimagining of our future.

An opening reception will be held at 4:30 in the lobby of McNeill Concert Hall, with books available to purchase. A closing reception and booksigning will follow the event in the lobby of the bookstore.

This event is free and open to the public.