"I am hopeful that this challenge may alleviate this sense of political helplessness and restore to many people a belief in the processes of American politics and of American government."
-Eugene J. McCarthy
The annual public lectureship carries McCarthy's deep commitment to the ideals and principles of democratic self-government. It seeks to inspire a new generation of young people to pursue fresh ideas, to challenge the status quo, to effect positive change in their communities and, like McCarthy himself, to lead with honesty, integrity, and courage.
interviewed by CSB President Dr. Mary Dana Hinton
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 8p.m.
Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum is a clinical psychologist, president emerita of Spelman College and best-selling author. You may be familiar with her widely acclaimed book "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" And Other Conversations About Race, in which she argues that Americans are reluctant to talk about issues of race, and that we must begin to consider the psychological effects of racial identity development.
Photo from the 9th Annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture featuring former U.S. Senator Chris Dodd interviewed by Gary Eichten.
Memorials to the Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture may be made to:The Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture Fund