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Archive for October, 2013

  • Sites of Memory

    Louise Walter (Class of 2012) spent a semester in the Duke University Archives researching the Civil Rights Movement at Duke and in Durham. Learn more about the protests that took […]

  • Marshall Meyer

    Director Eric Meyer of Duke’s Center for Jewish Studies remembers his uncle Marshall as the babysitter who would take him to the Dartmouth campus, where Meyer was finishing his undergraduate degree. But […]

  • Peter Storey

    Professor Storey is former president of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, past president of the South African Council of Churches, and was Methodist Bishop of the Johannesburg/Soweto area for […]

  • Raphael Lemkin

    Raphael Lemkin has been described by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan as “one of the unsung heroes of the international human rights movement.” In a little-known chapter in his […]

  • Slavery and Segregation

    Prior to the Civil War, Washington Duke and his family worked together farming wheat, oats, and sweet potatoes on over 300 acres of land which had been bought and inherited […]

  • Leslie Brown

    Leslie Brown

    Leslie Brown, a Duke graduate and historian of the civil rights movement, teaches as an Associate Professor of History at Williams College. Prior to 2008, Brown taught a range of […]

  • James Dawes

    James Dawes

    James Dawes is Chair and Professor of English at Macalester College, and founder and Director of the Program in Human Rights and Humanitarianism. He is author of Evil Men (Harvard University Press, […]

  • 2013 Winners

    2013 Winners

    The recipients of the 2013 Oliver W. Koonz Prize — which recognizes the innovative work being done on human rights by students — were Katie Contess (’13) and Taylor Henley […]