Leading Reparations Scholar Charles J. Ogletree To Headline TU Civil Rights Lecture Sept. 25

Friday, August 23, 2002

Published on 8/23/02

Charles J. Ogletree, Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, will deliver the Third Annual Buck Colbert Franklin Memorial Civil Rights Lecture, "Why Reparations, Why Now?", on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. The lecture will be in the Allen Chapman Activity Center, Fifth Place and S. Gary, on the University of Tulsa campus.

The event is sponsored by the TU College of Law and is part of the Presidential Lecture Series. A reception will follow.

“Professor Ogletree is a national leader in the discussion of reparations and compensation for the tragedy of American slavery,” said Paul Finkelman, Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law, TU College of Law. “However we resolve the issues, he will be an important voice in the process and an important figure in the debate.”

Ogletree is an internationally prominent legal theorist who has examined these issues in the classroom, prestigious law journals, mainstream media and on the editorial pages of major U.S. newspapers. He has moderated dozens of nationally-televised forums and has appeared as a guest commentator for major network and cable news programs.

He served as legal counsel to Professor Anita Hill during the senate confirmation hearings for Justice Clarence Thomas and provided legal commentary for NBC during the O.J. Simpson trial. Following his visit to Tulsa, Professor Ogletree will fly to South Africa to meet with Nelson Mandella.

Among his many awards, Professor Ogletree was selected by the National Law Journal in 2001 as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.

For more information, contact rita-langford@utulsa.edu or call 631-2560.