Between the Lines: MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry and Stephen L. Carter - 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation
NBC News Education Nation at The New York Public Library, Queens Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library
Friday, September 21, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Imagine history's path had Abraham Lincoln survived the assassination attempt at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865.
Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with msnbc host, Melissa Harris-Perry, and special guests for an evening of thought-provoking conversation and performances. Join author and Professor Stephen L. Carter for a discussion of his new political thriller, The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln, that begins with a reimagining of history. Program includes performances by Harlem’s Mama Foundation for the Arts.
WHAT: 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation
WHERE: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
WHEN: September 21, 6:30 – 8 PM
Host of msnbc’s “Melissa Harris-Perry”
Melissa V. Harris-Perry is host of msnbc's "Melissa Harris-Perry." The show airs on Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM to noon ET.
Harris-Perry is also professor of political science at Tulane University, where she is founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. She previously served on the faculties of the University of Chicago and Princeton University.
Harris-Perry is author of the well-received new book, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America (Yale 2011) which argues that persistent harmful stereotypes-invisible to many but painfully familiar to black women-profoundly shape black women's politics, contribute to policies that treat them unfairly, and make it difficult for black women to assert their rights in the political arena.
Her first book, Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought, won the 2005 W. E. B. Du Bois Book Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists and 2005 Best Book Award from the Race and Ethnic Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.
Professor Harris-Perry is a columnist for The Nation magazine, where she writes a monthly column also titled Sister Citizen. In addition to hosting her own show on msnbc she provides expert commentary on U.S. elections, racial issues, religious questions and gender concerns for Politics Nation with Reverend Al Sharpton, The Rachel Maddow Show and The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell and other msnbc shows . She is a regular commentator on Keeping it Real Radio with Reverend Al Sharpton and for many print and radio sources in the U.S. and abroad.
Her academic research is inspired by a desire to investigate the challenges facing contemporary black Americans and to better understand the multiple, creative ways that African Americans respond to these challenges. Her work is published in scholarly journals and edited volumes and her interests include the study of African American political thought, black religious ideas and practice, and social and clinical psychology.
Professor Harris-Perry's creative and dynamic teaching is also motivated by the practical political and racial issues of our time. Professor Harris-Perry has taught students from grade school to graduate school and has been recognized for her commitment to the classroom as a site of democratic deliberation on race.
She travels extensively speaking to colleges, organizations and businesses in the United States and abroad. In 2009 Professor Harris-Perry became the youngest scholar to deliver the W.E.B. Du Bois Lectures at Harvard University. Also in 2009 she delivered the prestigious Ware Lecture, becoming the youngest woman to ever do so.
Professor Harris-Perry received her B.A. in English from Wake Forest University, her Ph.D. in political science from Duke University and an honorary doctorate from Meadville Lombard Theological School. And she studied theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York. She lives in New Orleans with her husband, James Perry, and is the mother of a terrific daughter, Parker.
Stephen L. Carter
Author of The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln
Stephen L. Carter was born in Washington, D.C., the second of five children, and attended the public schools of Washington, New York City, and Ithaca, New York. He received his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and his law degree from Yale University. Before joining the Yale faculty, he served as a law clerk for Judge Spottswood W. Robinson, III, of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. He also briefly practiced law at a firm in Washington.
Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, where he has taught since 1982. Among his courses are law and religion, the ethics of war, contracts, intellectual property, and professional responsibility. Much of his work focuses on the creation of conditions for rational dialogue, while preserving a rich diversity of points of view, whether at home or in international affairs. He is the
New York Times bestselling author of The Emperor of Ocean Park, New England White, Palace Council, and Jericho’s Fall, as well as numerous acclaimed nonfiction books,
Including The Culture of Disbelief: How American Law and Politics Trivialize Religious Devotion, Civility: Manners, Morals, and the Etiquette of Democracy and God’s Name in Vain: The Wrongs and Rights of Religion in Politics, and The Violence of Peace: America’s Wars in the Age of Obama. He and his family live near New Haven, Connecticut.
His new novel, The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln, was published by Knopf in July, 2012.
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