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Dyson is a sociology professor at Georgetown University, a contributing editor at Time magazine and a New York Times contributing opinion writer. He is the author or editor of 18 books dealing with subjects such as Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Tupac Shakur and Hurricane Katrina.
His current book, Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America (St. Martin’s Press, 2017), was named a best or most anticipated book of 2017 by numerous publications and “one of the most frank and searing discussions on race” by the New York Times. It will be available for purchase at the lecture.
Dyson’s visit is sponsored in part by generous support from the Mellon Foundation through a grant to the president’s office. It is also sponsored by Ursinus College student government, the Institute for Inclusion and Equity, the leadership development and student activities office, academic affairs, and the Arts & Lectures Committee.
It is one of numerous programs this year coordinating dialogue around issues of equity, diversity and social justice; and it is aimed at building upon the legacy of the late Rev. Charles Rice and his values surrounding community building and respecting inclusiveness and understanding.