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The Toni Morrison Lectures

The Unfinished Journey of America's Spirit

Friday, October 03, 2008

The Toni Morrison Lectures are held annually and spotlight the new and exciting work of scholars and writers who have risen to positions of prominence both in academe and in the broader world of letters. The lectures will be published in book form by Princeton University Press and celebrate the expansive literary imagination, intellectual adventurousness and political insightfulness that characterize the writing of Toni Morrison.

The lectures are presented by the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University and Princeton University Press.

The 2008 Toni Morrison Lecture's availability on WNYC.org represents the commencement of a partnership between the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University and WNYC.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Unfinished Journey of America’s Spirit
The Past: A Testimony to the Impossible

The Honorable Cory A. Booker, Mayor, Newark, NJ

Introductory Addresses: Dr. Shirley M. Tilghman, President of Princeton University; Dr. Eddie Glaude, William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies. Watch a video of the introductions.

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Watch a video of Mayor Booker's Q&A Session



Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Unfinished Journey of America’s Spirit
The Present: through Cynicism, Negativity and Doubt

The Honorable Cory A. Booker, Mayor, Newark, NJ

Introductory Addresses: Dr. David P. Dobkin, Dean of the Faculty and the Phillip Y. Goldman '86 Professor in Computer Science; Dr. Valerie Smith, Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature and Director, Center for African American Studies; and Dr. Eddie Glaude, William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies. Watch a video of the introductions.

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Watch a video of Mayor Booker's Q&A Session



Friday, October 3, 2008

The Unfinished Journey of America’s Spirit
The Future: Humble Hopes and Insane Idealism

The Honorable Cory A. Booker, Mayor, Newark, NJ

Introductory Addresses: Dr. Valerie Smith, Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature and Director, Center for African American Studies; and Dr. Eddie Glaude, William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies. Watch a video of the introductions.

Listen to the lecture

Watch a video of the lecture


Watch a video of Mayor Booker's Q&A Session



These recordings were made possible courtesy of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University and WNYC.

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