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Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is a Georgetown University sociology professor, a New York Times contributing opinion writer, and a contributing editor of The New Republic, and of ESPN’s The Undefeated website. Dr. Dyson has authored nearly twenty books on subjects such as the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. in April 4, 1968, Malcolm X, Nas’s debut album Illmatic, Tupac, Marvin Gaye, and Hurricane Katrina’s devastating and long lasting effects. He has won two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Literary Work in Non-Fiction and the American Book Award in 2007 for Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster. Essence has named Michael Eric Dyson one of the 40 most inspiring African Americans and Ebony has listed him among the 100 most influential black Americans. He often speaks at universities and political conventions, but he is also known for his speaking engagements at union halls, prisons, classrooms, and churches. Throughout his career, Dr. Dyson has had a profound effect on American culture and thinking. His latest book, What Truth Sounds Like, continues the conversation started in his 2017 bestseller Tears We Cannot Stop, and was the winner of the 2018 Southern Books Prize for nonfiction.