The State of Black America


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John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

Join us for an important and wide-ranging conversation with leading scholars on multiple issues facing Black communities across the country. 

We will be joined by Cornell William Brooks, former President and CEO of the NAACP and Director of the William Monroe Trotter Collaborative for Social Justice; Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Ford Foundation Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Director of the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project; and Sandra Susan Smith, Faculty Director of the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management and Director of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy. 

Our moderator will be Setti Warren, Director of the Institute of Politics.

All JFK Jr. Forums are livestreamed on our YouTube channel.


The IOP encourages persons with disabilities to participate in our programs. If you have questions about accommodations or the physical access provided, please contact 617-495-1360 or in advance of the event. The Forum is currently closed to those without a Harvard ID, and RSVPs are required for in-person attendance.