Partners in Time Celebrate Release of Michael Eric Dyson’s “The Black Presidency”

Partners in Time joined members of the Los Angeles literary community in Santa Monica this Wednesday for an electrifying lecture from Michael Eric Dyson in celebration of his new book, The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America. 

Michael Eric Dyson, named by Ebony as one of the hundred most influential black Americans, is a professor of sociology at Georgetown University and is the author of sixteen books, including Holler if You Hear Me, Is Bill Cosby Right? and I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King Jr.

Hosted by Salim Akil, Jay Roach, Nina Jacobson, Franklin Leonard, and Brad Simpson at the home of 826LA board member Sylvie Rabineau, the book party was a chance for Partners in Time to mingle with fellow supporters of 826LA and hear from Professor Dyson about an astounding new work The New York Times calls “an interpretive miracle.”

826LA thanks Michael Eric Dyson and our generous hosts for an incredible evening of new friends and thought-provoking conversation.


Interested in receiving invitations to events like these? Click here to learn more about Partners in Time, 826LA’s membership group for those dedicated to helping young people share their stories. As a benefit of your commitment, you’ll receive special perks and opportunities throughout the year, including invitations to literary salons!

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