Michael Eric Dyson | Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America

Recorded Feb 18, 2021
Direct Download: 20210218-michael.mp3

In conversation with Jon Meacham

Meelya Gordon Memorial Lecture

Michael Eric Dyson is the author of Tears We Cannot Stop, an “eloquent, righteous, and inspired” (Philadelphia Inquirer) call for racial change that was named one of the best books of 2017 by multitudes of publications. His many books address Barack Obama’s presidency, Hurricane Katrina, Jay-Z, and the effects of MLK’s assassination, among other wide-ranging topics. A frequent New York Times opinion writer, MSNBC political analyst, and a professor at Vanderbilt University, his many honors include an American Book Award and two NAACP Image Awards. In Long Time Coming, Dyson employs the lives and legacies of five contemporary Black martyrs as catalysts for America’s long-needed voyage toward a racial reckoning and redemption.

An expert on history, politics, and religion in America, Jon Meacham won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for his biography American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. His other bestselling nonfiction includes American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation and The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels.

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