In honor of Black History Month and President’s Day, the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site ) will welcome author and activist Margaret Kimberley to its online Speaker Nite series, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23. Kimberley, who has been described by Cornel West as “one of the few great truth tellers,” will be discussing her recent book, ‘Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents.’ Her book uses the lens of the presidents, who have been elected to represent all Americans, to explore the country’s relationship with race and black Americans. The talk is being co-sponsored by the Buffalo Presidential Center and the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center.
“Speaker Nite provides the opportunity for us to consider issues that were important during Theodore Roosevelt’s lifetime and continue to be relevant today,” says Stanton Hudson, Executive Director of the TR Site. “In ‘Prejudential,’ Ms. Kimberley examines each of the nation’s forty-five presidents and asks readers to consider what impact their actions (or lack thereof) have had on black Americans. Her work is a critical starting point for increasing awareness and understanding, while encouraging further discussion.”
Margaret Kimberley is a New York-based writer and activist for peace and justice issues. She has been a columnist for Black Agenda Report since its inception in 2006, and was for four years the weekly columnist for Black Commentator. She is also a member of Clergy and Laity Concerned About Iraq.
Admission is $5 per person. Members of the sponsoring organizations as well as students enjoy free admission. For more details and to get tickets, visit: https://www.trsite.org/events