Author and commentator Michael Eric Dyson reflects on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Dyson lists specific grievances with racial injustice addressed by the speech.
Michael Eric Dyson addresses the Georgetown community in a lecture titled, “No Dreams Deferred?” Professor Dyson is an outspoken scholar who exploded on to the national scene in a public dispute with Bill Cosby over poverty and the black underclass – Georgetown University.Michael Eric Dyson, named by Ebony as one of the hundred most influential black Americans, is the author of sixteen books, including Holler if You Hear Me, Is Bill Cosby Right? and I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King Jr. He is currently University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. He lives in Washington, D.C.
His most recent book is April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Death and How It Changed America.