The Buck Colbert Franklin Memorial Civil Rights Lecture - Jennifer Eberhardt
Jennifer L. Eberhardt, Associate Professor of Psychology, Stanford University, will present the 12th Annual Buck Colbert Franklin Memorial Civil Rights Lecture on Monday, April 23rd, 2012 at 6 p.m. at The University of Tulsa College of Law, John Rogers Hall. There will be a reception at 5:30pm in the Mezzanine of John Rogers Hall.
Her presentation, "The Criminal, the Ape, and the Static Being: Three Views of Blacks in the Modern Era," will be in the Price & Turpen Courtroom in John Rogers Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Professor Eberhardt’s primary research interests include stereotyping, prejudice, and stigma. Her most recent research examines the nature of racial categories. A focus on the social psychological implications of viewing race as a natural category (rather than as a socially created category) and the link between racial stereotyping and racial categorization. Jennifer Eberhardt's bio
About the Buck Colbert Franklin Memorial Civil Rights Lecture
The Buck Colbert Franklin Memorial Civil Rights Lecture honors one of the first black attorneys in Tulsa and Oklahoma. In the aftermath of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, Franklin served his community and his profession by assisting victims of the riot. Working from a tent because his office and home were destroyed during the riot, he represented clients, filed briefs, and fought back against the injustice of the riot and the city’s assault on the Tulsa black community. He won a critical court decision striking down a city ordinance designed to prevent blacks from rebuilding their homes in Tulsa. The lecture also honors the legacy of his son, the distinguished historian John Hope Franklin, who delivered the first lecture in the series.