Celebrated intellect, educator and author Michael Eric Dyson, Ph.D., will examine the impact of racial profiling on Black America when he visits the Hanover College campus as part of the Hanover Enrichment Series.
Dyson’s address, “In Caricature: Racial Profiling and its Impact on Black America,” will be held Friday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. in Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, Lynn Center for Fine Arts. [TICKETS]
Dyson, a sociology professor at Georgetown University, has had a profound effect on American ideas and was named one of the 150 most powerful African-Americans by “Ebony” magazine. A two-time NAACP Image Award winner, he has appeared on nearly every major media outlet and is a contributing editor to “TIME” magazine. His National Public Radio program, “The Michael Eric Dyson Show,” delivers thoughtful analysis of today’s biggest stories from pop culture to race relations.
A former welfare father, factory worker and pastor, Dyson has authored 20 books, including “Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster,” which earned an American Book Award, and “The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America,” which was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize. His 1993 work, “Reflecting Black: African American Cultural Criticism,” helped establish the field of black American cultural studies. His most recent book, the 2019 New York Times bestselling nonfiction work “Jay-Z: Made in America,” received two starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and the Library Journal and speaks on Jay-Z’s career and his role in making this nation what it is today.
The Hanover Enrichment Series is presented by Tricia and Will Hagenah, with additional support from German American Bank.