Professor Alfred L. Brophy, the Judge John J. Parker Distinguished Professor of Law at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Law, will present the 2015 Harrison Distinguished Lecture on March 24 at WKU.
Brophy’s lecture on University, Court, and Slave: Proslavery Thought in Southern Colleges and the Coming of the Civil War will begin at 7 p.m. at Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium.
The lecture, sponsored by WKU’s Department of History, is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow.
Brophy earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University and a J.D. (Juris Doctor) from Columbia University. He is the author of Reconstructing the Dreamland: The Tulsa Riot of 1921, Race, Reparations, Reconciliation (Oxford University Press, 2002), and Reparations Pro and Con (Oxford University Press, 2006) as well as numerous articles and book chapters.
Among other projects, he is completing a book on antebellum jurisprudence, tentatively titled University, Court, and Slave, which will be published soon by Oxford University Press.
The Harrison Lecture series was established in 1993 through the generosity of Lowell and Penny Harrison. Professor Harrison was a longtime faculty member of the WKU Department of History and a widely respected scholar of U.S. history.
Contact: Patricia Minter, (270) 745-5098; or History Department, (270) 745-3841