Professor Adam Fairclough, the Sackler Chair in U.S. History at Leiden University in the Netherlands will be giving the Spring 2009 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Human Rights on
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
4:00pm, Konover Auditorium
Professor Fairclough’s first book, To Redeem the Soul of America: The Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Martin Luther King, Jr. (1987) won an Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights. Race and Democracy: The Civil Rights Struggle in Louisiana , 1915-1972 (1995) was the recipient of the Louisiana Literary Award, the L. Kemper Williams Prize for the best book in Louisiana history, and the Lillian Smith Book Award of the Southern Regional Council. His most recent book, A Class of Their Own: Black Teachers in the Segregated South won the 2008 Outstanding Book Award of the History of Education Society
Join us as we welcome one of the leading scholars in the study of the American Civil Rights Movement.