Michael Eric Dyson to Speak on "Race, Religion and Race Relations in America"


michael eric dysonJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Edward Waters College will host “An Evening with Michael Eric Dyson” November 1 at 5:30 p.m. as part of its Academic Cultural Enrichment Series.

Dyson, a renowned author and professor of sociology at Georgetown University, will deliver an address titled “Race, Racism and Race Relations in America” in the Adams-Jenkins Community Sports and Music Complex.

Dyson’s works are noted for containing significant commentary on modern social and intellectual issues, race theory, philosophy and religion, and gender studies. His first book, “Reflecting Black: African American Cultural Criticism,” helped to establish the field of black American cultural studies. Other books, such as “Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X” and “April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Death and How It Changed America,” received national praise; and they are still referred to as exceptional works for sociology and race in America.

Aside from his best selling and highly acclaimed literary works, Dyson has been a professor at some of the most notable universities in the country, including Brown, Chapel Hill, Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania. He also has traveled the world lecturing at churches, halls, political conventions and numerous other venues in between. Additionally, Dyson has a news and talk program on NPR.

The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5 p.m. Seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information on this event, please contact the Office of the First-Year Experience at (904) 470-8444.