Michael Eric Dyson

Michael Eric Dyson appears in the following:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and The Public Imagination

Friday, January 18, 2013

On August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. did what he’d done countless times before: he began building a sermon. And in his sermons King relied on improvisation, drawing on sources and references that were limited only by his imagination and memory. It’s a gift — and a tradition — on full display in the "I Have A Dream" speech, but it’s also in conflict with the intellectual property laws that have been strenuously used by his estate since his death. In a segment originally aired in 2011, OTM producer Jamie York speaks with Drew HansenKeith MillerMichael Eric Dyson and Lewis Hyde about King, imagination and the consequences of limiting access to art and ideas.

Charles Mingus - Prayer for Passive Resistance (Live at Antibes)

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George Jefferson and Movin' on Up

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sherman Hemsley died yesterday. He was the actor who played George Jefferson on the TV shows "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons"—which ran from 1975 to 1985. Michael Eric Dyson, sociology professor at Georgetown University and the author of many books, puts the character George Jefferson into context and takes your calls.

Listeners: Call us if you saw yourself or your family reflected in George Jefferson or the story of the Jeffersons. Did you define yourself against the Jeffersons? Call us at 212-433-9692 or comment here. 

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Michael Eric Dyson: Marriage Pledge

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

There's no question that African American families are under assault and that the marriageable pool index of Black people is being undermined by what--over-incarceration of Black men. Black women are being left alone because many Black men are being unjustly and unfairly imprisoned, besides the destructive practices that may be nurtured within the culture.

— Michael Eric Dyson professor of sociology at Georgetown University and author of Can You Hear Me Now?: The Inspiration, Wisdom, and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Malcolm X Revisited

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Michael Eric Dyson, University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University and author of Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X, discusses the book Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, written by the late historian Manning Marable.

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Manning Marable Dies On Eve of Redefining Malcolm X Biography

Monday, April 04, 2011

Manning Marable, a pioneering scholar and author of a highly anticipated biography of Malcolm X, died Friday. He was due to speak with us about his new book, out today. Joining us to discuss Marable’s accomplishments and his final work are Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, and Melissa Harris-Perry, Associate Professor of Politics and African-American studies at Princeton University. Marable considered "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention" book his life's work. It is the definitive account of Malcolm X drawn from primary sources, explains Michael Eric Dyson.


40 Years Later

Friday, April 04, 2008

Michael Eric Dyson, University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University and the author of, most recently, April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Death and How It Changed America (Basic Civitas Books, 2008), looks at the long-term repercussions of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., which happened ...

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Friday, April 04, 2008

On the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Michael Eric Dyson explores the enduring legacy of King’s life, and his death. His new book is April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Death and How It Changed America. This year also marks the 60th anniversary of ...

Hip-Hop Post Imus

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Michael Eric Dyson, University Professor at Georgetown University and author of Know What I Mean?: Reflections On Hip Hop, looks at hip-hop culture and the prospect of Don Imus going back on the air.

Know What I Mean? is available for purchase at Amazon.com

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