Michael Eric Dyson, well-known academic and best-selling author who appears regularly on NPR and CNN, will lecture on "Dr. King for the 21st Century."
Dyson, a professor at Georgetown University, has written numerous books, including New York Times best-seller "April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Death and How It Changed America." In his most recent book, "Can You Hear Me Now? The Inspiration, Wisdom, and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson," he probes such contemporary topics as race and the presidency.
An American Book Award recipient and two-time NAACP Image Award winner, Dyson has been named one of the 150 most powerful African Americans by Ebony magazine. Dyson earned both his master's and doctorate degrees in religion from Princeton University. He visits Scripps College as the invited guest of The Claremont College's MLK Jr. Commemoration Committee in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which will be observed Jan. 16.