About the Program
Melissa Harris-Perry, political science professor at Tulane University, argues that negative stereotypes of African-American women effect their political engagement. The author examines these stereotypes and reports on how they shape black women's concepts of citizenship. Melissa-Harris Perry speaks at Hue-Man Bookstore in New York City.
Melissa Harris-Perry is the author of Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought, the winner of the 2005 W.E.B. Du Bois Book Award. Ms. Harris-Perry is a political science professor at Tulane University, where she is the founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. She is also a columnist for The Nation magazine and regular contributor to MSNBC. For more information, visit melissaharrisperry.com.
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