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Ordinary People Have Capacity To Be Heroes

In We Are the Leaders We Have Been Looking For, one of the nation’s preeminent scholars and a New York Times-bestselling author, Eddie S. Glaude Jr., makes the case that the hard work of becoming a better person should be a critical feature of Black politics. Through virtuoso interpretations of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Ella Baker, Glaude shows how ordinary people have the capacity to be the heroes that our democracy so desperately requires, rather than outsourcing their needs to leaders who purportedly represent them. On Friday, April 5, Glaude returns to his native Mississippi to join Ralph Eubanks in a panel for the Oxford Conference for the Book.