Durr Lecture Series

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:

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

By Year:

1992  1999  2006 
1993  2000  2007 
1994  2001  2008 
1995 2002  2009 
1996 2003  2010 
1997  2004  2011 
1998  2005  2012
2013 2014a
2014b
2015