The Enduring Legacy of Charles Hamilton Houston: 2nd Biennial Symposium

  • 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Wasserstein 2036 Milstein East B, Harvard Law School

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Education and Social Justice in the 21st Century

This symposium commemorates the 120th anniversary of Charles Hamilton Houston’s birth on September 3, 1895. The aim of this symposium is to consider the complex relationships between educational equity and the criminal justice system and their connection to education in America and its impact on our communities and schools. Accordingly, the symposium will integrate discussions about the consequences of law enforcement disparities, underperforming schools, and inequity in educational opportunities and its effect on America’s future.


Johanna Wald, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice, Harvard Law School

William H. Smith, National Center for Race Amity, Wheelock College

Moderator: Lamont A. Flowers, Charles H. Houston Center, Clemson University

Cosponsored by the Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education, Clemson University