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Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey

February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

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One event on February 9, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on February 22, 2018 at 5:00pm

The 18th annual presentation of the Dr. William G. Anderson Lecture Series is proud to welcome:

Michael Erick Dyson

A Georgetown University Sociology Professor and contributor to the New York Times, The New Republic and ESM, Dyson is also a best-selling author, an American Book Award recipient, two-time NAACP Image Award winner and one of Ebony magazine’s 150 most powerful African Americans.
Join Dyson for a talk on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 5:00 p.m., Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

Jemele Hill

A sports columnist and commentator, Hill has made numerous television appearances, including “First Take,” “Around the Horn” and “Outside the Lines.” She gained wide attention last year when ESPN suspended her following comments she made on social media. Hill is a Detroit native and a former reporter for the Detroit Free Press and the Orlando Sentinel.
Join Hill for a talk on Friday, Feb. 9 at 12:00 p.m., Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

William J. Barber II

Barber is the president and senior lecturer for Repairers of the Breach, a nonprofit organization that works to address issues of inequality. He is also the co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. A visiting professor at New York City’s Union Theological Seminary, he’s the author of three books and has addressed numerous audiences, including the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Join Barber for a talk on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 5:00 p.m., Wharton Center for the Performing Arts

The Dr. William G. Anderson Lecture Series: Slavery to Freedom is designed to give members of the mid-Michigan Community opportunities for interaction with multiracial leaders from education, business, industry, entertainment and government. For 18 years, this series has featured living icons of the American Civil Rights Movement. Special thanks to William G. Anderson, D.O., whose invaluable participation enhances the excellence of these programs.

More information on the event, including a complete list of MSU and community sponsors, can be found here.