Apr. 23, 2015—Watch video of the most recent presentation in the Food for Thought lunchtime series which took place on April 21. In partnership with the National Museum of African American Music and Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Vanderbilt presents a two-part Food for Thought series entitled The Soundtrack of Civil Rights. Panel discussions will explore how music...
Apr. 3, 2015—Morality is not declining in the modern world, says Edward Rubin, University Professor of Law and Political Science, in a new book. Instead, a new morality is replacing the previous one.
Mar. 23, 2015—The man sitting next to me on the night of Dec. 3, 2014, was Perry Wallace, and many of the 400 people approaching him were fellow Vanderbilt alumni, including members of Wallace’s Class of 1970. It was an exhilarating and emotional scene at the Nashville Public Library, the official launch of my biography of Wallace (Strong Inside), the first African American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference.
Mar. 9, 2015—The new Callie House Research Center for the Study of Black Cultures and Politics, named for a former slave who led a group for reparations, will be celebrated March 12 with the inaugural lecture by Mary Frances Berry.
Mar. 4, 2015—Lewis Baldwin, an emeritus religious studies professor who has dedicated his teaching and research to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., will be in Selma, Alabama, March 6 for the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday."
Jan. 22, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center staff, faculty, students and guests packed 208 Light Hall Monday to honor the life and legacy of the late Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan. 14, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and historians Annette Gordon-Reed and Michael Beschloss joined Harry Belafonte Jan. 13 for a far-reaching conversation on the history, legality and politics surrounding the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Dec. 19, 2014—Legendary performer and social activist Harry Belafonte, award-winning historian Michael Beschloss and Harvard professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed will appear at Vanderbilt Jan. 13 for a conversation marking the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.
Aug. 8, 2014—A new Vanderbilt residence hall pays tribute to the legacy of civil rights pioneer and former Vanderbilt Divinity School assistant dean Kelly Miller Smith.
Mar. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Department of Sociology celebrated its 80th anniversary Feb. 17 and 18 with visits from a civil rights lawyer and historian, and two prominent sociologists.
Feb. 5, 2014—Fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, black individuals earn 20 percent less than their white counterparts for doing the same job and are twice as likely to live in poverty conditions, a Vanderbilt researcher says.
Jan. 9, 2014—Danny Glover will headline Vanderbilt University’s MLK Day celebration Monday, Jan. 20, at “An Evening with Danny Glover.” The theme for Vanderbilt’s commemoration is “Do Justice.”