Renowned historian and author Ibram X. Kendi will discuss his book, “How to Be an Antiracist,” as part of the Rhodes College Communities in Conversation lecture series on Feb. 13.

The free event will be held in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center and will feature a reception at 5:30 p.m. followed at 6 p.m. by Kendi’s presentation and a Q&A.

Kendi is the founding director of The Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. “How to Be an Antiracist” debuted at No. 2 on The New York Times Bestseller List. It describes an approach to understanding and uprooting racism in society and in ourselves.

A media pitch for the event asserts that “antiracism reorients perspectives on racism and opens new ways of thinking about injustice and inequality as well as those who are different from us. Kendi effectively weaves a combination of ethics, law, history, science, and his own awakening to the concept of ‘antiracism.’

For more information on Kendi, visit For specific inquiries about Communities in Conversation, contact Dr. Jonathan Judaken, the Spence L. Wilson Chair in Humanities at Rhodes, at [email protected] or 901-843-3292.)