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Reconciliation in America National Symposium Speaker – Michael Eric Dyson
May 25 @ 6:00 pm
Michael Eric Dyson will be the opening session speaker for the 13th Annual Reconciliation in America National Symposium sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation. Dyson is the Centennial Chair at Vanderbilt University and serves as University Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies in the College of Arts and Science and University Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society in the Divinity School. He is also a New York Times contributing opinion writer, and a contributing editor of The New Republic, and of ESPN’s The Undefeated website. His rise from humble roots in Detroit to his present perch as a world class intellectual, noted author of 21 books, prominent leader and national media fixture testify to his extraordinary talent. Dyson has taught at Georgetown University, Brown University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Columbia University and The University of Pennsylvania. Dyson has won many prestigious honors, including an American Book Award and two NAACP Image Awards. Ebony magazine cited him as one of the 100 most influential African Americans, and as one of the 150 most powerful Blacks in the nation. This event is free to the public. More information at https://www.jhfnationalsymposium.org/.