Marc Lamont Hill To Hold Public Conversation With Author Michael Eric Dyson At Morehouse

Date Released: April 1, 2016

ATLANTA, April 1, 2016 – Race and politics in America will be the focus of a wide-ranging public conversation between Morehouse College professor and CNN contributor Marc Lamont Hill and Georgetown University sociology professor, author and activist Michael Eric Dyson at Morehouse on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m.

The conversation is part of Morehouse’s Crown Forum After Dark series and will be held in the College’s Emma and Joe Adams Concert Hall in the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Dyson, author of the book, “The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America,” will discuss his intellectual journey and his other projects.

“We’re going to talk about the book, but more broadly, Professor Dyson and I are going to talk about race and politics in contemporary America,” said Hill, Morehouse’s Distinguished Professor of African American Studies. “We’re going to explore what it has meant to have a black president, in terms of both its symbolism and its substance. We’re also going to talk about the way race continues to shape our public political conversation.

“I want people to walk away more equipped to examine the critical issues that we’re facing as we’re entering 2016,” he said. “I want them to leave with concrete intellectual tools that they can use to unpack the complexities of the moment.”


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Ranked America’s fifth “Most Entrepreneurial College” by Forbes Magazine in 2015, Morehouse College is the nation’s largest liberal arts college for men. Founded in 1867, the College enrolls approximately 2,100 students and historically has conferred more bachelor’s degrees on black men than any other institution in the world. Morehouse College has produced more Rhodes Scholars than any other HBCU. Prominent alumni include Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Peace Prize laureate; Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General; Shelton “Spike” Lee, American filmmaker; Maynard H. Jackson, the first African American mayor of Atlanta, Ga.; and Jeh Johnson, the Secretary of Homeland Security.

Last Modified: November 16, 2016, 12:11 PM, by: Synera Shelton

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