Series Archives


The Clifford J. and Virginia Foster Durr Lecture series is proud to present nationally recognized speakers on the constitutional protection of civil liberties, especially those enunciated in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Our speakers have addressed the legal, cultural, and historical aspects of civil liberties in American society. We have examined topics ranging from the struggle for civil-rights in the South to the protection of personal identity in the information age. Now in the lecture's 14thyear, our purpose continues to be enhancing the learning atmosphere for students, faculty and the community at large, helping to fulfill the mission of AUM.

By Speaker:

Hugo L. Black Jr. Congressman John Lewis
Taylor Branch Burke Marshall
Art Buchwald Diane McWhorter
Johnnie Rebecca Carr Charles Morgan Jr.
Blanche Weisen Cook Rev. George Washington Carver Richardson Jr.
Geoffrey Cowan David Risser
Morris Dees Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth
John Doar Robert Ellis Smith
John Kenneth Galbraith Jonathan Steele
Wayne Flynt Bryan Stevenson
Sheldon Hackney Patricia Sullivan
Ray Jenkins Patricia Sullivan
Mrs. Lyndon Baines Johnson Studs Terkel
Tom Johnson Dr. J. Mills Thornton
Rev. Bob Graetz

By Year:

1992  1999  2006 
1993  2000  2007 
1994  2001  2008 
1995 2002  2009 
1996 2003  2010 
1997  2004  2011 
1998  2005  2012