The Black Presidency

10.27.16Humanities Forum
Michael Eric Dyson, University Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University, and radio host
“The Black Presidency”

Thursday, October 27, 5 p.m. 
Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, 7th floor

In “The Black Presidency,” Michael Eric Dyson will explore the role of race in shaping Barack Obama’s identity and groundbreaking presidency. With the overwhelming number of tragic deaths of several young, Black males at the hands of police officers, President Obama has had to deal publicly with race in ways previous presidents have not. What can we learn from Obama’s remarks, major speeches, and responses to recent incidents about his approach to racial conflict? Dyson explores issues of identity, race, and culture by listening to President Obama’s own voice, as well as those closely surrounding him.

This event is free and open to the public.

This public lecture is part of the Obama Effect 2.0 Conference at UMBC. Sponsored by the Department of American Studies; the Dresher Center for the Humanities; the Language, Literacy and Culture Program; the Department of Africana Studies; the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Health Administration and Policy; the Department of History; the Department of Global Studies; and the Student Life’s Mosaic: Center for Culture and Diversity.


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