Instructor: Tyler Merritt
Join us for an evening with Tyler Merritt, author of the memoir I Take My Coffee Black. In his memoir, Merritt shares stories from his life and paints a portrait of black manhood in America with a unique blend of humor and gravitas. Merritt seamlessly weaves conversations about privilege and the history of encoded racism that undergirds our society today with a kind hearted approach to examining ourselves through the lens of humor. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Hassenfeld Library and USN's K-12 need-based scholarship endowment.
A book selling and signing opportunity will be provided by Parnassus Books.
Class Fee: $20.00
Tyler Merritt is a Nashville-based actor, author, musician, activist, cancer survivor, and founder of The Tyler Merritt Project.
Throughout his career, Tyler has gained recognition through notable acting projects, including Netflix's Outer Banks, Marvel’s Falcon and The Winter Soldier, NBC’s Young Rock, and A24’s The Inspection. For years he was also known as the face of the worldwide teaching curriculum The Gospel Project for Kids.
Most recently, Tyler made headlines with his viral video "Before You Call The Cops," which has been viewed by over 100 million people worldwide and appeared on Jimmy Kimmel, MSNBC, and the New York Times.
As a 6’2'' dreadlocked Black man living in America, where racial injustices continue to plague our society, Tyler, alongside the success of his best-selling memoir, “I Take My Coffee Black: Reflections on Tupac, Musical Theater, Faith and Being Black in America” has emerged as a steadfast activist and an important voice in the face of racism.
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