Ibram X. Kendi

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Ibram Xolani Kendi (formerly Ibram H. Rogers) is currently an assistant professor of African American History at the University of Florida. He was originally named Ibram Rogers. He and his wife, Sadiqa, changed their names together to Kendi when they wed in 2013.

He authored the award-winning book, The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-1972. He has received research fellowships, grants, and visiting appointments from a variety of universities, foundations, professional associations, and libraries, including the American Historical Association, Library of Congress, National Academy of Education, Spencer Foundation, Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, Brown University, Princeton University, Duke University, University of Chicago, and UCLA. Before entering academia, he worked as a journalist. His writings appeared in The Virginian-Pilot, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Philadelphia Weekly, and the Orlando Sentinel, among other publications. As a professor, he has contributed pieces to a number of publications, including Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Salon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Root. He lives in Gainesville, Florida.

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