A Celebration of Vernon Burton
Please join the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences for a lively conversation with Orville Vernon Burton of Clemson University. Dr. Burton will discuss his life and work as a historian, teacher, and intellectual; reflect upon his most important books and other scholarly contributions (including The Age of Lincoln and Justice Deferred: Race and the Supreme Court); and share his thoughts about contemporary race relations, the civil rights movement, and the culture and politics of the South.
Dr. Burton is the author of more than 20 books and nearly 300 articles. He is Emeritus University Scholar and Professor of History at the University of Illinois and his awards include the 2017 S.C. Governor’s Award in the Humanities, 2004 Asher Distinguished Teaching Prize (American Historical Assn.) and was the 1999 U.S. Research and Doctoral University Professor of the Year (Carnegie Foundation).
Bobby Donaldson, Executive Director of the Center for Civil Rights History and Research, and Christopher B. Thomas, director of the Benjamin Mays Historical Preservation Site, will give brief reflections on Burton’s career.
A reception will follow the presentation.