Tears We Cannot Stop: a Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson


Possessed of “intellectual heft, critical thinking depth and finesse with words and messages” (Essence), Michael Eric Dyson is the author of 19 books, a frequent New York Times opinion writer, an MSNBC political analyst, and University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown. His many honors include an American Book Award and two NAACP Image Awards, and Ebony named him one of the 100 Most Influential African Americans.

As the country grapples with racist division at a level not seen since the 1960s, one man’s voice is heard above the rest. In his New York Times op-ed piece “Death in Black and White,” Michael Eric Dyson moved a nation. Isabel Wilkerson called it “an unfiltered Marlboro of black pain” and “crushingly powerful,” and Beyonce tweeted about it. Now he continues to speak out in Tears We Cannot Stop―a provocative and deeply personal call for change. Dyson argues that if we are to make real racial progress we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted. Short, emotional, literary, powerful―this is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read.




February 1, 2017| 7:30 PM| 1901 Vine Street |Philadelphia, PA

Please allow extra time to get to Parkway Central, due to extensive road work in the area.



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