Site Content

18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Come celebrate our 18th annual collaboration with Winston-Salem State University to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  This year, our keynote address will be delivered by one of the nation’s most influential and renowned public intellectuals, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson.  A book signing will follow the keynote.

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is an American Book Award recipient and two-time NAACP Image Award winner. Dr. Dyson’s pioneering scholarship has had a profound effect on American ideas. Dr. Dyson’s first book on Martin Luther King, 2000’s I May Not Get There with You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr., made a significant contribution to King scholarship by recovering the radical legacy of the slain civil rights leader. His book, The New York Times best-selling April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Death and How It Changed America, has been hailed by The Washington Post as “an excellent sociological primer on institutionalized racism in America.” His most recent book, Can You Hear Me Now? The Inspiration, Wisdom, and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson, offers a sampling of his sharp wit, profound thought, and edifying eloquence on the enduring problems of humanity, from love to justice, and the latest topics of the day, including race and the presidency. Dr. Dyson is presently University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University – but his influence has carried far beyond the academy into prisons and bookstores, political conventions and union halls, and church sanctuaries and lecture stages across the world. His powerful work has won him legions of admirers and has made him what The Washington Post terms a “superstar professor.”

Monday, January 22 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Wait Chapel
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Event Type

Speakers, Lectures, Diversity


Administrative, Provost, Intercultural Center

Target Audience

Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students


FREE - Ticket Required

Contact name

Intercultural Center

Contact email

Google Calendar iCal Outlook

Recent Activity

Diahann Rice

Diahann Rice left a positive review 1/23/2018

The program was excellent and the words that I walked away with was "Unified Strength'. Dr. Dyson was awesome and bold with his truth which I admire. He stepped on a lot of toes, but this is what is needed, sometimes we have to be disturbed into action. Excellent!

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.