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Brandon M. Terry

Brandon M. Terry is Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies and Social Studies at Harvard University. He is coeditor, with Tommie Shelby, of To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.


A transcript of our panel discussion on the Black Lives Matter movement. 
Elizabeth Hinton, Robin D. G. Kelley, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Brandon M. Terry, Cornel West
Judith Butler talks with Brandon M. Terry about MLK, the grievability of black lives, and how to defend nonviolence today. 
Brandon M. Terry, Judith Butler
A video interview with Brandon Terry.
Brandon M. Terry


Canonization has prevented a reckoning with the substance of King’s intellectual, ethical, and political commitments.

Brandon M. Terry

Forum Responses

King showed respect through disagreement.
Brandon M. Terry