Civil Rights

  • Abusers in Power and Their Impact on Public Issues with Ruth Colker

    Air Dates: February 21-27, 2022 It’s one thing to say that politics has always been a tough business, but it’s another to confront the reality that public insults have become more frequent, more intense, and more personal.  Ruth Colker explains this is not an accident, but often part of intentional efforts to hijack public issues. Colker is a leading scholar in the areas of Constitutional Law and Disability Discrimination and … Read More

  • Recap: “Keeping the Faith: The Past and Future of Civil Rights” with Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr.

    On January 20, 2021, Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States of America. Changes are anticipated, and many are anxious about whether President Biden will deliver on the promises he made during his speeches pre-inauguration. One of the biggest and most anticipated topics that everyone has on their minds is racial justice and the future it has. The night after the inauguration, Salve Regina University’s … Read More

  • Dr. Bernard LaFayette on Story in the Public Square

    The power of nonviolence with Civil Rights Movement hero Dr. Bernard LaFayette

    Air dates: March 31 – April 2, 2018 Imagine the courage of a young black man in the Jim Crow South to sit at a “Whites Only” lunch counter; to need a military escort for a bus ride; to be assaulted by the Ku Klux Klan, and, through it all, remain committed to non-violence. Dr. Bernard LaFayette has done just that, he joins us this week on Story in the … Read More