Race, Racism & Race Relations in America

A talk and book signing by Michael Eric Dyson

POUGHKEEPSIE (Feb. 14, 2014) – Prominent public intellectual Dr. Michael Eric Dyson will present his perspective on the current state of race relations in American society in a talk Thursday at Marist College. A book signing will follow.


Dr. Michael Eric Dyson
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Nelly Goletti Theatre, Marist Student Center
Free and open to the public

 Dr. Dyson is University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. He is the author of 17 books, including "Is Bill Cosby Right? Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?"; "Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster"; "Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X"; "Debating Race," and the New York Times best-selling "April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Death and How It Changed America." His influence has carried far beyond the academy into prisons and bookstores, political conventions, union halls, church sanctuaries, and lecture stages across the world. 

Debating Race book

Dr. Dyson appears regularly on MSNBC and has appeared on nearly every major media outlet, including "Today," "Nightline," "The O’Reilly Factor," "The Tavis Smiley Show," and "Real Time with Bill Maher".

Dyson has a BA from Carson-Newman College and earned his MA and PhD from Princeton University.

The event is sponsored by Marist's Program in African Diaspora Studies, the School of Liberal Arts, and the Office of Academic Affairs.

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