Michael Eric Dyson

Michael Eric Dyson

Keynote Speaker: MSNBC Political Analyst, Former Host of NPR's "The Michael Eric Dyson Show" & Best-Selling Author

Michael Eric Dyson Biography

Michael Eric Dyson is one of the nation’s most renowned professors, gifted writers, inspiring preachers, knowledgeable lecturers and riveting media personalities. As a professor 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, where, for more than the last decade, Dyson has occupied the school’s highest rank as University Professor of Sociology.

As a writer of more than 20 books, including bestselling volumes on Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, 2Pac, Marvin Gaye, Bill Cosby, and Barack Obama, Dyson has written a few classics – among the Reflecting Black: African American Cultural Criticism, his pioneering black cultural studies book, I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr., his first book on the civil rights icon that probed his radical dimensions, Holler if You Hear Me: Searching for Tupac Shakur, which, according to Publisher’s Weekly helped to prove that hip hop books are commercially viable, and Is Bill Cosby Right? Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?, which helped to renew a conversation on class in black America. Dyson’s book on Cosby, and his popular volume, Why I Love Black Women, both won prestigious NAACP Image Awards for nonfiction.

Dyson’s New York Times bestselling The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America, was a finalist for the prestigious 2016 Kirkus Prize. His New York Times bestselling Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America, was called by the New York Times,” one of the most frank and searing discussions on race…a deeply serious, urgent book, which should take its place in the tradition of Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time and King’s Why We Can’t Wait.” The book won the 2018 Southern Book Prize. Dyson’s book, the New York Times bestseller What Truth Sounds Like: RFK, James Baldwin and Our Unfinished Conversation on Race in America, has been called by Kirkus Review “an incisive look at the role of politicians, artists, intellectuals, and activists in confronting racial injustice and effecting change,” and an “eloquent response to an urgent – and still-unresolved – dilemma.” The book was named by the Washington Post as one of the “50 notable works of nonfiction in 2018.” His latest book, JayZ: Made In America, made it to the New York Times bestsellers list one week after its release.

As a preacher and sometime pastor for the last 40 years, Dyson – who was licensed and ordained at Detroit’s historic Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church under the legendary ministry of Dr. Frederick Sampson, and Dyson was twice named one of the nation’s 15 greatest black preachers.

Dyson has lectured across the country, and around the world, in many of the best colleges and universities, public theaters and auditoriums, and for many corporations and unions.

He has also served for the last 30 years as a media commentator and host: he has appeared on every major radio and television show, including CNN, MSNBC, Real Time with Bill Maher, and The View.

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Michael Eric Dyson Videos

Alicia Garza, Michael Eric Dyson, and Eugene Scott - Aspen Ideas Festival
Alicia Garza, Michael Eric Dyson, and Eugene Scott - Aspen Ideas Festival
Stephen A. & Dr. Michael Eric Dyson discuss Americans protesting ...
Stephen A. & Dr. Michael Eric Dyson discuss Americans protesting ...
Michael Eric Dyson: Made In America | Real Time with Bill Maher ...
Michael Eric Dyson: Made In America | Real Time with Bill Maher ...

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Booking fees for Michael Eric Dyson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michael Eric Dyson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Michael Eric Dyson?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michael Eric Dyson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michael Eric Dyson for your next private or corporate function.

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Michael Eric Dyson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Social Issues, Political and Policy. The estimated speaking fee range to book Michael Eric Dyson for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Michael Eric Dyson generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Giovanni, Angela Davis and Bakari Sellers. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michael Eric Dyson for an upcoming event.

Michael Eric Dyson Videos

Alicia Garza, Michael Eric Dyson, and Eugene Scott - Aspen Ideas Festival
Alicia Garza, Michael Eric Dyson, and Eugene Scott - Aspen Ideas Festival
Stephen A. & Dr. Michael Eric Dyson discuss Americans protesting ...
Stephen A. & Dr. Michael Eric Dyson discuss Americans protesting ...
Michael Eric Dyson: Made In America | Real Time with Bill Maher ...
Michael Eric Dyson: Made In America | Real Time with Bill Maher ...
Michael Eric Dyson speaks at Aretha Franklin funeral service ...
Michael Eric Dyson speaks at Aretha Franklin funeral service ...
Michael Eric Dyson: Dr. King's Last Speech
Michael Eric Dyson: Dr. King's Last Speech

Michael Eric Dyson Reviews

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Michael Eric Dyson Speaking Topics

  • Race, Racism & Race Relations in America

  • Martin Luther King Jr & (African) American Leadership in the 21st Century

  • Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina & the Color of Disaster

  • Is Bill Cosby Right? Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?

  • Dr. King for the 21st Century

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How to book Michael Eric Dyson?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Michael Eric Dyson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Michael Eric Dyson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Michael Eric Dyson or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Michael Eric Dyson?

Booking fees for Michael Eric Dyson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michael Eric Dyson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Michael Eric Dyson?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michael Eric Dyson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michael Eric Dyson for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Michael Eric Dyson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michael Eric Dyson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Michael Eric Dyson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Social Issues, Political and Policy. The estimated speaking fee range to book Michael Eric Dyson for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Michael Eric Dyson generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Giovanni, Angela Davis and Bakari Sellers. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michael Eric Dyson for an upcoming event.

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