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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree to give Black History Month talk

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Courtesy of Charles Ogletree

Charles J. Ogletree, a nationally recognized Harvard law professor and long-time mentor to President Obama, will be the featured speaker at the University of Rhode Island’s annual Black History Month lecture next month.

Ogletree, one of the country’s leading scholars on civil rights, will talk about the historic significance of Obama’s election and whether the country has made any progress to end racial discrimination.

“America widely celebrated the election of Barack Obama as the first black president in November, 2008,’’ Ogletree says. “Five years later, it is important to address this historic moment and whether we are making progress in the effort to create a post-racial America.’’


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