Congratulation to Moss Point Visionary Circle’s founder member and Moss Point native son Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr. on being presented the Key to the City of Moss Point. Dr. Glaude, affectionally known as “Bae” by those who know him closely, proudly accepted the city’s most honored award with his mother Juanita Glaude standing proudly by his side. His brother Alvin and sister Angie and a host of family members were in attendance to witness this special occasion.
The presentation ceremony held at Moss Point City Hall, was a standing-room only event. The auditorium was filled to capacity with former teachers, classmates, and friends as Dr. Glaude spoke about his life experiences and inspirations gained from his parents, family and teachers growing up in Moss Point.
Following graduation from high school, Eddie completed his undergraduate studies at Morehouse College. He earned a Master’s degree in African American studies from Temple University, and a second Master’s degree in Religion from Princeton University. Ultimately, Dr. Glaude was awarded a Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton University.
Currently, Dr. Glaude is the chair of the Department of African American Studies and the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. In addition to his Professorship at Princeton, he is also well known as a regular contributor for several of MSNBC’s TV shows, including their top-rated morning show “Morning Joe”.
Eddie is married to Dr. Winnifred Brown-Glaude who is an Associate Professor in the departments of African American Studies and Sociology & Anthropology at The College of New Jersey. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Temple University and together they have a son, Langston.