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October 2, 1999


Baltimore, MD - Dr. James O. Freedman, Esq., President Emeritus of Dartmouth College and former law clerk to Judge Thurgood Marshall, will present the 21st Annual W.E.B. DuBois Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, November 17 at 7 p.m. His talk, "The Legacy of Thurgood Marshall," is organized by the Department of Africana Studies and will be preceded by a performance by the UMBC Gospel Choir. The performance and lecture are free and open to the public.

Dr. Freedman, a graduate of Harvard College, received the LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1962, after which he was law clerk to Judge Thurgood Marshall for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. From 1963-64 Dr. Freedman was an associate in the New York law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison. From 1964-82 he was at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as dean during his last three years. Dr. Freedman was president of The University of Iowa from 1982-87 and president of Dartmouth College from 1987-98. He is currently Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for 1999-2000.

A visionary in higher education, Dr. Freedman holds the view that a liberal arts education must, above all, liberate. Currently on sabbatical in Cambridge writing an autobiography and making public appearances, he has written two books, including Idealism and Liberal Education (1996) and The Administrative Process and American Government (1978).

Dr. Freedman is the first non African-American to deliver the W.E.B. DuBois lecture, an annual event begun in 1978. The lecture is also part of UMBC's Humanities Forum, a free public series that brings nationally and internationally known scholars to discuss contemporary issues in the humanities.

This lecture is co-sponsored in part by the Offices of the President, Provost, Administrative Affairs, Institutional Advancement, Student Affairs, Continuing Education, Albin O. Kuhn Library, College of Engineering, Arts & Sciences, Graduate School, Alumni Association, Departments of Education, Policy Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, American Studies, History, Biological Sciences, Physics, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Interdisciplinary Studies Program and The Center for the Humanities. For more information on Dr. Freedman's lecture, please call the department of Africana studies at (410) 455-2158.

Posted by dwinds1 at October 2, 1999 12:00 AM