Loyola University Maryland

Martin Luther King, Jr., Convocation

About the Speaker

Michelle Alexander against a background of greeneryMichelle Alexander challenges her audiences to think more deeply and to take action. Her critically acclaimed, bestselling book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness—which the New York Review of Books described as “striking in the intelligence of her ideas, her powers of summary, and the force of her writing”—released a special 10th-anniversary edition in January 2020.

In addition to being an author, Alexander is also a legal scholar, social justice advocate, columnist at The New York Times, and visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary.

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Text reading: 50 Years Celebrating Women at Loyola

The 2022 MLK Convocation is part of the Celebration of 50 Years of Women at Loyola.