Professor Laura Hollis explains the importance of the wisdom tradition and that “wisdom is not ingrained. It is learned, and therefore must be handed down.” This is written as a response to the current shift in emphasis on cultural wisdom to that of legality, which has devalued wisdom.
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.