The Legacy of Slavery and the Pursuit of Racial Justice

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
6:00 PM EST
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Professors Guy-Uriel Charles, Annette Gordon-Reed, and Martha Minow will lead an HLS Community Discussion for students, faculty, staff, and alumni on The Legacy of Slavery and the Pursuit of Racial Justice.



  • Guy-Uriel Charles
    Charles Ogletree, Jr. Professor of Law

    Guy-Uriel E. Charles teaches and writes about election law, race and law, constitutional law, and civil procedure. He is the founding director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics. Professor Charles received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School and clerked for The Honorable Damon J. Keith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. While at the University of Michigan, he was the founder and first editor-in-chief of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law. He served as the interim co-dean at the University of Minnesota from 2006-2008. A past member of the National Research Commission on Elections and Voting and the Century Foundation Working Group on Election Reform, Professor Charles has served as the director of the Institute for Law & Politics, a Senior Fellow in Law and Politics at the Institute on Race and Poverty, and a Law School Faculty Affiliate at the Center for the Study of Political Psychology, University of Minnesota.

  • Annette Gordon-Reed
    Carl M. Loeb University Professor

    Annette Gordon-Reed is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard. Gordon-Reed won sixteen book prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2009 and the National Book Award in 2008, for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (W.W. Norton, 2008). A selected list of her honors includes a fellowship from the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, a Guggenheim Fellowship in the humanities, a MacArthur Fellowship, the National Humanities Medal, the National Book Award, the Frederick Douglass Book Prize, the George Washington Book Prize, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. Gordon-Reed served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College from 2010 to 2018. She was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011 and was a member of the Academy’s Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences. In 2019, she was elected as a member of the American Philosophical Society.

  • Martha Minow
    300th Anniversary University Professor

    Martha Minow has taught at Harvard Law School since 1981, and served as Dean between 2009 and 2017. Her courses include civil procedure, constitutional law, fairness and privacy, family law, international criminal justice, jurisprudence, law and education, nonprofit organizations, and the public law workshop. An expert in human rights and advocacy for members of racial and religious minorities and for women, children, and persons with disabilities, she also writes and teaches about digital communications, democracy, privatization, military justice, and ethnic and religious conflict.