A Summons to History: The African American Historical Perspective in the Legal Battle for Racial Equality

April 11, 2011 • 5:00 PM • Law School 3043
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Professor Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, the inaugural John Hope Franklin Professor of Law and History, will deliver the Robert R. Wilson Lecture on the legal battle for racial equality in the United States. John Hope Franklin once wrote that the mid-twentieth century offered a most opportune moment for the "the valid interconnection between the history of a people and their drive for first-class citizenship." In her lecture, Professor Higginbotham will explore the important role of scholarship on African Americans and, specifically, the work of historian John Hope Franklin and others in advancing equal rights under law. A reception will follow the lecture. Please contact Janse Haywood at for more information. This lecture is sponsored by the Robert R. Wilson Fund at Duke University.