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The University Of North Alabama To Host Author Michael Eric Dyson As Part Of Black History Month Events

Feb. 05, 2018

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Bryan Rachal, University Communications

FLORENCE, Ala.-The University of North Alabama Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of Diversity and Institutional Equity will host renowned professor, speaker and author Michael Eric Dyson as part of the Black History Month celebration.

The event will take place Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m., at the Mane Room, 310 N. Pine St., Florence, Alabama.

Dyson, a Detroit native, ordained Baptist minister, former church pastor and professor, has taken the nation by storm with the publication of his most recent book,Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America,an instantNew York Timesbestseller.

Over the course of nearly 30 years of teaching and writing, Dyson has engaged the breadth and depth of American life from a dizzying variety of angles. He has appeared on nearly every major media outlet on television and radio, fromMeet the Press,Charlie Rose, Sports Center, andThe Today Show, toReal Time with Bill Maher, and fromAllThings ConsideredtoMorning Edition. He is a contributing opinion writer forThe New York Times, a contributing editor ofThe New Republicand for the highly regarded sports Web SiteThe Undefeated. He has won the American Book Award, and has twice won the NAACP Image Award.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information: the Department of English at 256-765-4238 orenglish@una.edu.

Michael Eric Dyson


The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programsthrough the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business,Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing.Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA also operates arenownedcollegiate athletic program in NCAA Division II's Gulf South Conference.The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age or national origin.