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  • I think that Michael Jackson, just as an entertainer, as a figure who embodies the contradictions of black identity and the possibilities of R&B music in the '70s and '80s, will continue to be one of the most recognized and formidable human beings that we've ever produced in our tradition.

    "Georgetown University professor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson". "The Tavis Smiley Show", www.pbs.org. June 30, 2009.
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