Politics & Civil Rights: An Evening with Yamiche Alcindor


In this talk, Yamiche Alcindor looks at the current political issues facing America and shares her experiences in reporting on the 2016 and 2020 Presidential campaigns. She will discuss how her decision to pursue journalism came at 16 years old when she learned the tragic truth about the 1955 murder of Emmett Till and the launch of the civil rights movement. She also offers her observations on the White House, her thoughts on how social justice issues are impacting the country’s future, and her analysis of the latest stories surrounding the 2020 elections.

Yamiche Alcindor is the White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour and a political contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. Previously, she was a national reporter for The New York Times, covering politics and social issues, and also a reporter with USA Today. Alcindor has reported extensively on the intersection of race and politics. Alcindor earned a master's degree in broadcast news and documentary filmmaking from New York University and a bachelor's in English, government and African American studies from Georgetown University. A native of Miami, FL, Alcindor is married to a fellow journalist and is the daughter of Haitian immigrants.


Event Details


117 Pleasant Street
Concord NH 03301

Hosted By:

New Hampshire Humanities

Contact Info:

Dr. Tricia Peone, Public Programs Director, tpeone@nhhumanities.org