Hugo L. Black Jr. & Sheldon Hackney
April 4, 1993
School of Nursing Auditorium
There are some reasons I have for being proud of being a Southerner, and Clifford Durr is one of them.
— C. Vann Woodward
Welcome and Introductions
Dr. James O. Williams
Auburn University at Montgomery
Dr. Bessie Mae Holloway
Auburn University Board of Trustees
Introduction of Mr. Black
The Honorable Truman Hobbs
U.S. District Judge
Mr. Hugo L. Black Jr.
Attorney at Law
Introduction of Dr. Hackney
Mr. Julian McPhillips
Attorney at Law
Dr. Sheldon Hackney
President, University of Pennsylvania
Questions and Answers
Hugo L. Black Jr.
Hugo L. Black Jr., was born in Birmingham, Alabama, son of Hugo L. Black, who was then U.S. Senator from Alabama and later Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, and Josephine Foster, sister of Virginia Foster Durr.
Mr. Black attended the University of Alabama and Yale University, where he was a member of the Board of Editors of theYale Law Journal and president of the Yale Law School Student Association. He received a law degree from Yale University in 1949.
He is admitted to the Bars of the states of Alabama and Florida and several Federal District Courts in addition to the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Black resides in Miami, Florida, where he is an active trial lawyer and senior partner in the law film of Kelly, Black, Black, Byrne and Beasley.
Mr. Black is the author of My Father: A Remembrance, published by Random House in 1975.
A member of several law related historical societies, including the U. S. Supreme Court Historical Society and the Eleventh Circuit Historical Society, Mr. Black has been recognized as one of the outstanding lawyers in America by numerous organizations, including the American College of Trial Lawyers, International Society of Barristers, American Law Institute, American Judicature Society, and National Academy of Arbitrators, as well as the prestigious publication, Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Black is married to the former Graham Hobson and has three children.
Dr. Sheldon Hackney, president of the University of Pennsylvania, took office in 1981 after serving as president of Tulane University and as provost of Princeton University.
As Penn's 21st chief executive, Hackney is responsible for all academic and administrative functions of its 12 schools, four of which offer undergraduate as well as graduate pro- grams, its medical center, and the more than 20,000 employees who make the university the largest employer in Philadelphia outside of the municipal government.
Hackney, also a professor of history at Penn, teaches an honors course entitled The Decade of the Sixties. In addition, he is the university's primary representative to the Philadelphia community and is responsible for a major expansion of Penn , s direct involvement with the issues and challenges facing the West Philadelphia community adjoining the campus.
Born in 1933 in Birmingham, Alabama, Hackney received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1955. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1961 and went on to earn his M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University in 1963 and 1966, respectively.
Hackney is a historian of the American South. He is the author ofPopulism to Progressivism in Alabama, which received the 1969 Albert J. Beveridge Prize for the best book on American history. He also authored Populism: The Critical Issues (1971). His articles on Southern history and on university affairs have appeared in leading academic journals.
Hackney has received honorary degrees from the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science (1981), Haverford College (1983), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1984), and the University of Edinburgh (1989) and l'Universite de Technologie de Compiegne (1991).
Hackney is married to the former Lucy Judkins Durr, daughter of the late Clifford J. Durr and Virginia Foster Durr. Ms. Hackney is the founder and head of Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, an independent, nonpartisan statewide advocacy, research, and resource center.
The Hackneys have three children: Virginia, Fain, and Elizabeth.