MSNBC Host, Diversity Advocate to Deliver Black History Month Keynote


Educator, author, and television personality Melissa Harris-Perry brings her analytic, engaging insights about race and leadership to the U-M campus Thursday, as she delivers the Black History Month keynote lecture. Michigan Ross is proud to co-sponsor her talk, “Inheriting the Movements: New Tools for Race Talk and Leadership on Campus”, on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. in Rackham Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

MelissaHP.FlierAs host of her own weekend news and opinion show on MSNBC, Harris-Perry offers hard-hitting analysis about political, cultural and community issues, from inequality and diversity to the messaging of hip-hop. When not in front of the camera, Harris-Perry serves as professor of political science at Tulane University, where she also directs the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South and investigates the challenges that contemporary black Americans face while examining creative ways to overcome those obstacles.

Also an accomplished author, Harris-Perry writes the monthly column “Sister Citizen” for The Nation, and her latest book, 2011’s Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes and Black Women in America, was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award and Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.

You won’t want to miss this rare local appearance by one of today’s most compelling, fascinating experts on race, gender, and political thought. Can’t be there in person? Follow along online at

UPDATE: The livestream of this event has been canceled.

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