Promoting Human Rights at Home and Abroad

Hailey Vrdolyak reports on the latest development at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, which recently named Daniel Philpott as its new director.

Lincoln And The Question Of Executive Discretion

John VanBerkum reports on Professor Kleinerman’s lecture on whether or not Political Constitutionalism was preserved by Abraham Lincoln.

The Civil Rights Movement and Politics Today

Biographer discusses MLK’s legacy, contemporary impact

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch presented the lecture “Myths and Miracles From the King Years” on Tuesday, October 1 at the Law School. The talk was part of the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture’s year-long series, “Africana World.”

Branch began his talk by discussing his upbringing in Atlanta, Georgia, calling himself a “white Southerner who grew up in the middle of it all.” His roots inspired him to study the Civil Rights Movement and become a biographer of Martin Luther King, Jr.