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WSSU Dean Speaks in Atlanta for Black History Month

February 25, 2014

Dr. Cory WalkerDr. Corey D. B. Walker, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and John W. and Anna Hodgin Hanes Professor of the Humanities at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), served as the guest speaker for Kilpatrick Stockton's Third Annual Trailblazers Luncheon at their Atlanta office on February 20.

Walker spoke on "Freedom Beyond the Filibuster:  The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Freedom Summer."  His remarks explored the political and legal evolution of the Civil Rights Act in connection with the vision of freedom advanced in the Freedom Summer campaign and the broader Civil Rights Movement.  The luncheon is one of the programs the law firm sponsors in their offices throughout the country as part of their recognition of Black History Month.

Walker, who has been dean since July 1, 2013, is author of "A Noble Fight:  African American Freemasons and the Struggle for Democracy in America," as well as a number of articles and essays on African American social, political and religious thought.

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