Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Khalil Gibran Muhammad is one of the nation’s leading experts on the history and present of race and racism, having led the oldest Black archive and teaching at Harvard’s leading policy school. He brings a clear eyed and accessible view of the past, always attentive to the so-what, and the stakes for what people need to know. He is the award-winning author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America (Harvard), and a contributor to a 2014 National Research Council study, The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences. Khalil has appeared in a number of feature-length documentaries, including Amend: The Fight for America and the Oscar-nominated 13th. Khalil is a native of Chicago’s South Side and has received hometown honors, including BPI Chicago’s Champion of the Public Interest Award (2018), and the Ebony Power 100 Award (2013).