Keynote Speaker: Michael Eric Dyson
Dyson is a Georgetown University sociology professor, a frequent contributor to The New York Times, and an editor of The New Republic. He has been named one of the 40 most inspiring African-Americans by Ebony magazine and has been included in Ebony’s annual list of the 100 Most Influential Black Americans.
“Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the greatest Americans in the history of this land. He was a figure of enormous important, of tremendous moral magnitude, and of incredible ethical dimension, and a man who was also dangerous and challenging in the extreme.
He grew, deepened his understanding of American democracy and the opposition to it, and began to call upon America to forge a new path. He believed that America was essentially a dream. And as a dream, it could be reimagined.” -Michael Eric Dyson