Former civil rights worker, Dr. Samuel Walker, will present a lecture titled “From Freedom Summer to Stop and Frisk,” at 10 a.m. Friday, April 18, in the Arkla Room in Ross Hall at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
The lecture is part of the Sheriff Orval Walker Lecture Series presented by the UALR Department of Criminal Justice and is free and open to the public.
An emeritus professor at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska, Walker began his experience in civil rights during the famous 1964 Freedom Summer in Mississippi where he volunteered to register African American voters.
Walker’s presentation will cover the changes and struggles of racial justice in American over the past 50 years.
He will address national changes in regard to racial segregation, systematic disenfranchisement of African Americans, and the current climate of racial issues, including affirmative action, the implementation of the Voting Rights Act, and the interplay of racism and economic injustice.
The talk will culminate with Walker sharing his experience as an expert witness last year for the plaintiffs in the case challenging the New York Police Department’s stop and frisk practices.
Walker received a doctorate in American History from Ohio State University in 1973 and began teaching at UNO in 1974. He is the author of 14 books on policing, crime policy, and civil liberties.
For more information, contact Dr. Tusty ten Bensel, assistant professor in the UALR Criminal Justice Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-683-7665.