2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Winter Convocation
Jan. 19, 2015
Degenstein Center Theater
A Conversation with Mary Frances Berry
President L. Jay Lemons will engage Mary Frances Berry in conversation regarding the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as her thoughts on its impact on the 50th anniversary of its signing.
The convocation will be followed by a reception and book signing in the Lore Degenstein Gallery. Berry is the author of several books, three of which will be available for purchase at the signing.
Berry is the Geraldine R. Segal professor of American social thought and professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania. Berry teaches History of American Law and advises graduate students in Legal History and African American History.
This event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the university’s “Let’s Talk” series, which invites discussion surrounding diversity, equality and social justice issues.