Auburn’s Juneteenth Community Appreciation Night

Celebrate Juneteenth at the Carriage House Theater


Sponsored by the Minority Professional Association, Auburn’s Juneteenth Community Appreciation Night will feature a conversation with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson.

Interviewed by Legislator Brian Muldrow, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, an academic, author, radio host, and ordained minister, will discuss topics such as the health of the disenfranchised, the legacy of Harriet Tubman, and the true meaning of Juneteenth. Dyson has authored and worked on several books on subjects such as Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Barack Obama.

Michael Eric Dyson is one of the nation’s most renowned professors, gifted writers, inspiring preachers, knowledgeable lecturers, and prominent media personalities. As a teacher who earned a PhD in Religion from Princeton University, Dyson has taught at some of the nation’s most distinguished universities, including Brown, UNC Chapel Hill, Columbia, DePaul, the University of Pennsylvania, and Georgetown University. He is presently Distinguished University Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies, College of Arts & Science, and Distinguished University Professor of Ethics and Society, The Divinity School, and NEH Centennial Chair at Vanderbilt University. Dyson is one of America’s premier public intellectuals and author of over 25 books, including seven New York Times bestsellers. Dyson’s esteemed literary output won him the 2020 Langston Hughes Medal, which in the past was awarded to James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, and August Wilson. Dyson has also won an American Book Award, a Southern Book Award, and two NAACP Image Awards.


Jun 16 2023


5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Carriage House Theater
Carriage House Theater
203 Genesee Street

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