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Keisha N. Blain

Award-Winning Historian & Writer

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Keisha N. Blain Biography

Dr. Keisha N. Blain is one of the most innovative and influential young historians of her generation. Her research and writing examine the dynamics of race, gender, and politics in both national and global perspectives. She completed a Ph.D. in History from Princeton University in 2014. She is a Professor of Africana Studies and History at Brown University, a columnist for MSNBC, and former president of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS). She is 2022 recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2022 Andrew Carnegie Fellow.

Dr. Blain is the author of "Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom" (2018), winner of the First Book Award from the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians and winner of the Darlene Clark Hine Award from the Organization of American Historians. Dr. Blain’s most recent book "Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America" (2021) was nominated for an NAACP Image Award and selected as a finalist for the 2022 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography.

Dr. Blain is also the co-editor of "To Turn the Whole World Over: Black Women and Internationalism" (2019); "New Perspectives on the Black Intellectual Tradition" (2018); and "Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence" (2016). Her latest collection is the #1 New York Times Best Seller "Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019," edited with Ibram X. Kendi (2021). "Four Hundred Souls" was selected as a finalist for the 2022 Carnegie Medal of Excellence in Nonfiction.

Dr. Blain’s writing has been featured in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Nation, Foreign Affairs, and more. She frequently offers commentary on international, national, and local media outlets, such as BBC, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, and Al Jazeera. She is the recipient of more than a dozen prestigious awards and fellowships, including a W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship at Harvard University and fellowships from New America, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Ford Foundation. In 2018, she was appointed to the Organization of American Historians’ Distinguished Lectureship Program. She is a widely sought-after speaker on United States history, African American history, African Diaspora Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

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Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

Set the World on Fire

Set the World on Fire

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Keisha N. Blain Biography

Dr. Keisha N. Blain is one of the most innovative and influential young historians of her generation. Her research and writing examine the dynamics of race, gender, and politics in both national and global perspectives. She completed a Ph.D. in History from Princeton University in 2014. She is a Professor of Africana Studies and History at Brown University, a columnist for MSNBC, and former president of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS). She is 2022 recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2022 Andrew Carnegie Fellow.

Dr. Blain is the author of "Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom" (2018), winner of the First Book Award from the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians and winner of the Darlene Clark Hine Award from the Organization of American Historians. Dr. Blain’s most recent book "Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America" (2021) was nominated for an NAACP Image Award and selected as a finalist for the 2022 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography.

Dr. Blain is also the co-editor of "To Turn the Whole World Over: Black Women and Internationalism" (2019); "New Perspectives on the Black Intellectual Tradition" (2018); and "Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence" (2016). Her latest collection is the #1 New York Times Best Seller "Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019," edited with Ibram X. Kendi (2021). "Four Hundred Souls" was selected as a finalist for the 2022 Carnegie Medal of Excellence in Nonfiction.

Dr. Blain’s writing has been featured in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Nation, Foreign Affairs, and more. She frequently offers commentary on international, national, and local media outlets, such as BBC, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, and Al Jazeera. She is the recipient of more than a dozen prestigious awards and fellowships, including a W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship at Harvard University and fellowships from New America, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Ford Foundation. In 2018, she was appointed to the Organization of American Historians’ Distinguished Lectureship Program. She is a widely sought-after speaker on United States history, African American history, African Diaspora Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

Keisha N. Blain Videos

  • Keisha N. Blain: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America
    Dubbed the social justice manifesto, Until I Am Free, by author Keisha N. Blain, is a unique opportunity to hear about life from the perspective of a...
  • Keisha N. Blain with LaNesha DeBardelaben
    Fannie Lou Hamer was born in 1917, the youngest of 20 children in a family of Mississippi sharecroppers. Black, poor, disabled by polio, and forced...
  • Authors Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain on new historical book
    As we mark the start of Black History Month, CBS News contributor Ibram X. Kendi and historian Keisha Blain join "CBS This Morning" to discuss their...

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  • How to book Keisha N. Blain?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Keisha N. Blain for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Keisha N. Blain, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Keisha N. Blain or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Keisha N. Blain?

    Booking fees for Keisha N. Blain, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Keisha N. Blain, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Keisha N. Blain?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Keisha N. Blain for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Keisha N. Blain for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Keisha N. Blain or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Keisha N. Blain or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Keisha N. Blain is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Keisha N. Blain for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Keisha N. Blain generally travels from Pittsburgh, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Giovanni, Ellen McGirt, Xernona Clayton, Renee Montgomery and Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Keisha N. Blain for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Keisha N. Blain Speaker Videos

  • Keisha N. Blain: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America
    Dubbed the social justice manifesto, Until I Am Free, by author Keisha N. Blain, is a unique opportunity to hear about life from the perspective of a working, impoverished and disabled Black woman....
    Keisha N. Blain with LaNesha DeBardelaben
    Fannie Lou Hamer was born in 1917, the youngest of 20 children in a family of Mississippi sharecroppers. Black, poor, disabled by polio, and forced to leave school early to support her family, she...
  • Authors Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain on new historical book
    As we mark the start of Black History Month, CBS News contributor Ibram X. Kendi and historian Keisha Blain join "CBS This Morning" to discuss their new book, "Four Hundred Souls: A Community History...
    Social Justice Leaders Series led by Dr. Keisha N. Blain
    This webinar series, curated by Carr Center Fellow Keisha N. Blain, will feature social justice leaders working at the local, national, and international levels. The series will highlight the work of...

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