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Civil rights event focuses on McCulloch

January 14, 2015 | Events

On Thursday, Jan. 22, at noon the 50th Anniversary Series: Celebrating the Legacy of the late Congressman William McCulloch ’25 will take place in Saxbe Auditorium. A Moritz alumnus, McCulloch played a critical role in the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The event will feature acclaimed author, Todd S. Purdum, who will discuss his book An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Purdum is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and senior writer at Politico. He previously spent more than twenty years at The New York Times, where he served as diplomatic correspondent, White House correspondent, and Los Angeles bureau chief. A graduate of Princeton University, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Dee Dee Myers, the political commentator and former White House press secretary, and their two children.

Co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. This is the second event in the college’s three-part series recognizing the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act.

Lunch is included. Click here to register.