Dyson’s book signing and lecture: April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Death and How It Changed America
Michael Eric Dyson, acclaimed public intellectual and best selling author will examine the nation’s progress in carrying out King’s dream, measuring the distance of Black folk from the Promised Land that King envisioned 40 years ago on April 30th, 6:30pm at the East Bay Church of Religious Science, 41st and Telegraph Ave., Oakland.
Published on the eve of the 40th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination, this timely work ends with an examination of Black leadership from Jesse Jackson to Barack Obama. As the country heads toward its first Black presidential nominee, April 4, 1968 stands as a major challenge to renew our commitment to King’s moral vision. The East Bay Church of Religious Science is cosponsoring the event with Marcus Book Store.
The event is free of charge. Books will be autographed and sold following Dyson’s conversation. Raffle tickets will be available for $5.00. Winners of the May 1, 5:30 drawing at Marcus, will be in the running for 25 first edition, autographed, hardback books, including works by Walter Mosley, Nikki Giovanni, Chaka Khan, Maya Angelou, and Cornel West. When one buys 4 tickets they will receive a fifth ticket free. Tickets may be purchased at the Dyson event or Marcus Bookstore, 3900 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Or call 510-652-2344.