Shaw ’76 to Speak on Race in 21st Century American Life at Constitution Day Sept. 17

Ted Shaw '76

Ted Shaw ’76

Ted Shaw ’76 will speak on “Looking Backwards; Looking Forward: The Persistence of Race in 21st Century American Life” during Wesleyan’s annual Constitution Day celebration Sept. 17.

Shaw is Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University Law School and counsel at the international firm of Fulbright and Jaworski. He served as director-counsel and president of the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund from 2004 through 2008 and as a Wesleyan Trustee for 15 years.

Shaw’s talk begins at 7:30 p.m. in Olin Library’s Smith Reading Room.

Wesleyan’s Constitution Day event is part of a nationwide observance the U.S. Department of Education has mandated for educational programs in all federally-funded institutions.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wesleyan Library.