Meet Reverend Marcia Louise Dyson, wife of Dr. Michael Eric Dyson. Dr. Dyson married his second wife, Marcia Louise on June 24th, 1992; and has two children, Michael II and Maisha.
Reverend Marcia Dyson is a native of Chicago, where she attended high school and the University of Illinois and Chicago State University, where she graduated with a degree in business.
She served as the first chief of staff for Operation Push’s International Trade Bureau. In 1992, she was appointed by Mayor Richard Daley to serve as the Public Information Officer for the Mayor’s Office of Special Events for the City of Chicago. Today, Dyson is the national spokesperson for the Congressional Black Caucus’ universal healthcare bill, HR676, and an affiliate with the Center for Social Justice, Research, Teaching and Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. President William J. Clinton selected her to be on his 2008 Clinton Global Initiative delegation team, which traveled to Africa and Mexico. In 2007, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright selected Dyson to be on the Women’s Global Summit Leadership. Rev. Dyson serves on many advisory boards whose missions include providing housing to single mothers, education, and combating child trafficking. She is also the Ambassador at Large for the Middle East Peace Civic Forum, an Israeli-Palestinian conflict resolution organization. Dyson is working on several books, including Don’t Call Me Angel, a novel that explores the spiritual development of an African-American woman and the cultural and racial elements of the sixties and seventies; The Women Who Would Be King: Female Socio-Civic Activists; and a memoir of her travels as a surrogate for Senator Clinton for President, The Rough Side of the Mountain: Trials on the 2008 Presidential Primary Trail.
Dyson is currently a political strategist, social entrepreneur and is an affiliate at the Center for Social Justice and Policy at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She is a Presidential Scholar at Bennett College in Greensboro, NC. She is represented by the American Program Bureau, Inc. which handles all of her public speaking requests. In addition, she is a contributor to Essence Magazine, womensradio.com and theroot.com where she addresses issues concerning race, gender inequality, and national concerns.
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is an author, and radio host and professor of sociology at Georgetown University.
Dyson has so far authored and edited 18 books dealing with subjects such as Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Marvin Gaye, Nas’s debut album Illmatic, Bill Cosby, and Hurricane Katrina.
He became an ordained Baptist minister at age 19. Dyson received his Bachelor’s from Carson–Newman College (magna cum laude) in 1985, and his Master’s and Doctorate in religion, from Princeton University. Dr. Dyson serves on the board of directors of the Common Ground Foundation, a project dedicated to empowering urban youth in the United States
Beginning July 2011 Michael Eric Dyson became a political analyst for MSNBC.