Michael Eric Dyson: 2000-2010

[By Goyland Williams]

It is hard and sometimes impossible to
imagine that a single scholar/public intellectual can publish as much as Michael
Dyson has done. In a decade, Dyson published and edited more than 10 books.
Wow! With topics ranging from the complicated and often misunderstood life of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to philosophical reflections on life, popular
music, and religion, Dyson brings a wide array of scholarship to the table. The
timeline that I compiled, highlights the impressive range and depth of topics by
one of America’s most sought after public intellectual.

 *2000–I May Not Get There with You: The
True Martin Luther King, Jr.
, New York: Free Press.

*2001–Holler if You Hear Me: Searching for
Tupac Shakur
, New York: Basic Civitas Books.
*2002–Open Mike: Reflections on Philosophy,
Race, Sex, Culture and Religion
, New York: Basic Civitas Books.
*2003–Why I Love Black Women, New York:
Perseus Books Group.
*2004–The Michael Eric Dyson Reader,
New York: Basic Civitas Books; Mercy, Mercy Me: The Art, Loves and Demons of
Marvin Gaye
, New York: Basic Civitas Books.
*2005–Is Bill Cosby Right?: Or Has the
Black middle class Lost Its Mind
?, New York: Basic Civitas Books.
*2006–Pride: The Seven Deadly Sins, New
York: Oxford University Press; Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and
the Color of Disaster
, New York: Perseus Books Group, 2006.
*2007–Debating Race, New York: Basic Civitas
Books;Know What I Mean?: Reflections on Hip Hop. New York: Basic Civitas Books.
*2008–April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King’s Death
and How it Changed America
, New York: Basic Civitas Books.
*2009–Can You Hear Me Now?: The
Inspiration, Wisdom, and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson
, New York: Basic Civitas
*2010–Born to Use Mics: Reading Nas’s
, New York: Basic Civitas Books,(editor, with Sohail Daulatzai).