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bell hooks and Melissa Harris Perry at The New School


Melissa Harris Perry and bell hooks, photo by Spencer Kohn

On Friday, November 8, 2013, feminist, author, and radical educator bell hooks wrapped her week as Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts’ first scholar-in-residence. To mark the end, hooks shared the stage with MSNBC host and Tulane professor Melissa Harris Perry for a conversation titled “Black Female Voices: Who is Listening?”

In a wide-ranging 90-minute talk, the pair touched on everything from slave films to the news media’s treatment of black women and much more. hooks and Perry challenged and encouraged one another, reaching depths of insight neither might have been able to on their own. It was a moving afternoon that’s continued to touch more people after its conclusion – the video of their talk has been viewed more than 200,000 times in less than a week. The discussion was as profound as it was quotable. Some of Twitter’s favorite moments are below. The video of the talk is available at our Livestream page.





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