Harvard Scholar to Question a Post-Racial America
Published on October 14, 2011
“Is America Post-Racial in the Age of Obama?” That’s the question Charles Ogletree, Harvard professor of law, will explore on Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Susquehanna University’s Stretanksy Concert Hall, located in the Cunningham Center for Music and Art. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Ogletree is the Jesse Climenko professor of law at Harvard Law School, and founding and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, named in honor of the visionary lawyer who spearheaded the litigation in Brown v. Board of Education.
A prominent legal theorist, Ogletree has earned an international reputation by taking a hard look at complex legal issues and working to secure the rights guaranteed by the Constitution for all U.S. citizens equally under the law. He has examined these issues in the classroom, on the Internet, and in the pages of prestigious law journals, the courtroom and public television forums.
Ogletree has been a guest on “Nightline,” “The Today Show,” “Larry King Live” and “Meet the Press,” among other television programs. He is the author of several books, including “When Law Fails: Making Sense of Miscarriages of Justice,” and “From Lynch Mobs to the Killing State: Race and the Death Penalty in America.” He earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in political science from Stanford University, and a law degree from Harvard Law School.
The event is sponsored by Susquehanna University’s Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society, which provides a forum and research opportunities for examining issues that affect human rights and social responsibility, involve science and technology, or require constitutional interpretation.
Karen M. Jones