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Dyson, Michael Eric

Summary: Michael Eric Dyson delivers a provocative exploration of the politics of race and the Obama presidency. Barack Obama's presidency unfolded against the national traumas of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, and Walter Scott. The nation's first African American president was careful to give few major race speeches, yet he faced criticism from all sides, including from African Americans....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 DYS

Dyson, Michael Eric

Summary: "In 1963 Attorney General Robert Kennedy sought out James Baldwin to explain the rage that threatened to engulf black America. Baldwin brought along some friends, including playwright Lorraine Hansberry, psychologist Kenneth Clark, and a valiant activist, Jerome Smith. It was Smith's relentless, unfiltered fury that set Kennedy on his heels, reducing him to sullen silence. Kennedy walked away...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 DYS

Dyson, Michael Eric.

Summary: Dyson offers a provocative exploration into the meaning of America's first black presidency, and an analysis of how race and blackness shape our understanding of Barack Obama's achievements and failures, and America's racial future.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 305.8 DYS

Dyson, Michael Eric

Summary: Fifty years ago Malcolm X told a white woman who asked what she could do for the cause, 'Nothing.' Michael Eric Dyson believes he was wrong. Now he responds to that question. If society is to make real racial progress, people must face difficult truths, including being honest about how Black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula (Closed until September 7th)

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.800973 DYS

Dyson, Michael Eric.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Civitas Books 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.649 DYS

Haley, Alex.

Summary: Alex Haley traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors was captured and sold into slavery. He follows the struggle for freedom that began with the boy's abduction to America and continued throughout the generations that followed.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Audiobooks America/Sound library 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 929.2 HAL