About Professor F. Hichael Higginbotham
F. Michael Higginbotham is the Wilson H. Elkins Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he teaches courses on constitutional law and race. He 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. Professor Higginbotham recently served as a guest on CNN and MSNBC discussing race and the law. [CNN clip] For additional information on him, including his CV, click here.
9/17/13 Constitution Day Lecture
Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 5pm-6pm
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Moot Court Room, 1801 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115 [map]
Civil rights author F. Michael 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.
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 Cleveland State University, 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.