Michael Eric Dyson, professor at the University of Pennsylvanis, will present a lecture. One of the nation’s most inspiring African Americans, Dyson focuses on topics of interest to the public. He melds scholarly insight with the phenomena of contemporary culture, emphasizing their interconnectedness and force in shaping our society. Dyson bridges gaps between generations, connecting civil rights identity to hip-hop culture while forging links between older and younger Americans, especially black Americans. As a cutting edge historian, he educates the general public on the significance of hip-hop, not only in understanding black culture, but American cultural as well.