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Civil Rights Activist and Renowned Author to Discuss Race in America at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Author of “Ghosts of Jim Crow” to speak on his recent book during Constitution Day lecture          

CLEVELAND – Civil rights author F. Michael Higginbotham will give the Constitution Day lecture at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1801 Euclid Ave.), Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m.

Higginbotham will discuss his recent book, “Ghosts of Jim Crow: Ending Racism In Post-Racial America.” In the book, Higginbotham argues that America remains far from the imagined utopia hoped for when Barack Obama was elected as the first African-American president.

During his lecture, Higginbotham will discuss how America has maintained notions of white superiority and black inferiority and how the United States remains separate and unequal, while offering a practical prescription to improve the race problem.

Higginbotham is the Wilson H. Elkins Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law. He teaches courses on constitutional law and race, and has recently served as a guest on CNN and MSNBC discussing race and the law.

Higginbotham received a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Brown University in 1979, a Juris Doctor degree from Yale University in 1982, and a Master of Laws degree with honors from Cambridge University in 1985. 

The one-hour dialogue, co-sponsored by The City Club of Cleveland, includes a 30-minute lecture, 15 minutes of conversation with a moderator, and a 15-minute question and answer session.  This lecture is part of daylong festivities throughout CSU, honoring the nation’s heritage and celebrating the adoption of the United States Constitution.

The event is free and open to the public, and offers attendees one hour of free CLE.  Preregistration is not required.