february, 2021

04feb6:00 pmNBF Presents: Black History Reexamined6:00 pm ET

Event Details

Isabel Wilkerson. (Photo credit: Joe Henson)
Tamara Payne. (Photo credit: Jamal K. Payne)

In two groundbreaking works, 2020 National Book Award–honored authors Tamara Payne (The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X, Winner, Nonfiction) and Isabel Wilkerson (Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent, Longlist, Nonfiction) deconstruct and re-contextualize Black experiences in America—Payne through the lens of the famed civil rights leader Malcolm X, and Wilkerson through centuries of racialized hierarchies. Join Payne and Wilkerson for a conversation on research, race, and re-writing American history.

Moderated by Wesley Lowery, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and correspondent for CBS News.


Books are available for purchase at Bookshop.org with thanks to this season’s bookseller, Loyalty Bookstores.

Watch the event here.


(Thursday) 6:00 pm ET




National Book Foundation