RWU Law Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Keynote Address

School of LawOpen to the Public


Alfred Brophy, D. Paul Jones Chairholder in Law
University of Alabama School of Law

Professor Brophy holds the Paul and Charlene Jones Chair in law at the University of Alabama, where he teaches trusts and estates and legal history.  His books include University, Court, and Slave: Proslavery Thought in Southern Colleges and Courts and the Coming of Civil War (Oxford, 2016), Reparations Pro and Con (Oxford 2006), and Reconstructing the Dreamland: The Tulsa Riot of 1921 (Oxford, 2002), and the co-authored Experiencing Trusts and Estates (WestAcademic 2017).

Martha S. Jones
Society of Black Alumni Association Presidential Professor of History
Johns Hopkins University

Professor Jones is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. She was formerly a Presidential Bicentennial Professor at the University of Michigan, and was a founding director of the Michigan Law School Program in Race, Law & History. She is the author of All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900 (2007,) a co-editor of Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women (2015), and author of the forthcoming Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America, from Cambridge University Press.

Open to the public.

Generously supported by Nixon Peabody, LLP    

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