Keith Boykin

CNN political commentator, Columbia University professor, social justice activist and award-winning (Lambda and others) author Keith Boykin virtually visits Town Hall to discuss his all-too timely new book, Race Against Time: The Politics of a Darkening America (Bold Type Books).

Race Against Time is Keith Boykin’s best book yet in a long list of books and anthologies that have helped define what cultural criticism is. This book is also an account of what it means to be overlooked in a capitalist landscape that denies the existence and contribution of black queer citizens. What floors me is that Boykin’s genius—from all the political and racial history from Reconstruction onward, to his well-wrought recounting of the antics of US presidents from Reagan to Trump—still allows him to remain a man of hope and a writer that affirms the spirit in essays that speak to us as a comforting brother would.” —Jericho Brown.

“In evocative fashion, and through the depth of his personal experiences at the highest levels of American politics, Keith Boykin traces the parameters of America’s ‘never-ending civil war,’ from the shock of Clinton’s Black-voter-driven presidency though Bush and Obama and the white nationalist nightmare of Donald Trump. Race Against Time is essential reading at a calamitous time.”—Joy Reid.

Presented by Town Hall Civics in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company.

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ISBN: 9781645037262
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bold Type Books - September 14th, 2021

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 6:00pm
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