Award-winning author Debra Dickerson will discuss her controversial book,
The End of Blackness: Returning the Souls of Black Folk to Their Rightful Owners, at a free public lecture at Albany Law School on Thursday, April 26, at 5 p.m. in the East Wing.
Dickerson is the outspoken journalist and author of the critically acclaimed memoir
An American Story. She has recently made headlines and appeared on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" for declaring that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is not a black American. Dickerson is a columnist for Salon.com. She received a B.A. from the University of Maryland, a M.A. from St. Mary's University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
The lecture is sponsored by Albany Law School's Black Law Students Association and the Capital District Black and Hispanic Bar Association. For more information about this event, please contact Andrea Shaw at 718-483-2366 or