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Misty Copeland

American ballet dancer for American Ballet Theatre

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Benjamin Crump

Civil Rights Attorney Represented Trayvon Martin’s family during the George Zimmerman trial

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Final-Design--Adobe-Illustrator-CS4-BFkimbrough-onlyThe lecture series is an integral part of history of Dillard University. Our first official president, William Stuart Nelson launched what he called the aesthetic spirit of Dillard in the late 1930s designed to build a closer relationship between the students and the community, and elevating awareness of the university throughout the nation.

He was followed by Albert Dent who organized the Edwin R. Embree Memorial Lecture Series in the 1950s to help students achieve a high sense of personal and social values in their thinking and learning. Guests included Eleanor Roosevelt, Thurgood Marshall, Mary McLeod Bethune, Martin Luther King Jr., and Jackie Robinson. Broadus Butler followed Dent, and established the Scholars-Statesmen Lecture Series in the late 1960s to bring to students and the community distinguished people who modeled excellence to which students aspired and the community respected.

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Justice Revius O. Ortique Jr. Lecture on Law and Society

Civil Rights Attorney Represented Trayvon Martin’s family during the George Zimmerman trial
Location: Georges Auditorium 
Time: 7 PM 
 

Lecture is free and open to the public.

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Tuesday, September 24th

Dr. Clarence B. Jones, speechwriter for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1960-68 and author, “Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech that Transformed A Nation” (2011).
August marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Thursday October 17th
Rev. Jim Wallis, New York Times bestselling author, public theologian, speaker, and international commentator on ethics and public life. Author of 10 books including “On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned About Serving the Common Good” (April 2013). I have posted an editorial by Rev. Wallis at the bottom so you can get a flavor of what he does.

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Sunny Hostin, CNN Legal Commentator. This will be the Ortique Lecture for the year. As you might know, I’ve been consumed by the Trayvon Martin case and how do we move forward when it appears laws in the same state produce radically different outcomes (read about Marissa Alexander).
 

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