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      22nd Annual Judge Kit Carson Roque, Jr. Scholarship Banquet in Kansas City

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      October 26, 2019

      Saturday   6:00 PM

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      22nd Annual Judge Kit Carson Roque, Jr. Scholarship Banquet

      The Judge Kit Carson Roque, Jr. Scholarship event is an annual scholarship banquet given by Jackson County Bar Association in honor of the late Judge Kit Carson Roque, Jr., an African-American graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. JCBA is a voluntary bar association comprised primarily of African-American attorneys from throughout the Kansas City, Missouri Metropolitan Area. JCBA was established at a time when African-American lawyers were not allowed to join the American Bar Association (ABA) or the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA). Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. Will be the Keynote Speaker for the Banquet this year. Dr. Glaude is a scholar who speaks to the black and blue in America. His most well-known books, Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, and In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America, take a wide look at black communities and reveal complexities, vulnerabilities, and opportunities for hope. He is chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton, a program he first became involved with shaping as a doctoral candidate in Religion at Princeton. He is the current president of the American Academy of Religion. Dr. Glaude holds a master’s degree in African American Studies from Temple University, and a Ph.D in Religion from Princeton University. He began his teaching career at Bowdoin College. He has been a visiting scholar at Amherst College and Harvard. In 2011 he delivered Harvard’s Du Bois lectures. In 2015 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Colgate University, delivering commencement remarks titled, “Turning Our Backs.” He is a columnist for Time Magazine and regularly provides commentary on radio and television news programs like Democracy Now!, Morning Joe, and the 11th Hour. He hosts the podcast AAS 21, recorded at Princeton University in Stanhope Hall, the African American Studies department’s home.

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