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RFK, James Baldwin and America's Unfinished Conversation about Race

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Michael Eric Dyson is the author of "What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation about Race in America."  (Photo: Nina Subin)

On May 24th, 1963 Robert F. Kennedy sat down with James Baldwin in a New York City apartment to discuss the issues facing black America. Baldwin brought a group of friends that night including Lena Horne, Harry Belafonte, Lorraine Hansberry and Clarence Benjamin Jones. Michael Eric Dyson’s new book, “What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America,” explores that historic meeting, what came out of it and asks us all to imagine: What would that meeting look like today?

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Michael Eric Dyson, professor of sociology at Georgetown University, author, "What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America"

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