Thursday, June 04, 2015

DLL Storify of Howard University Twitter Chat -- 50th Anniversary of LBJ Commencement Address

Last update: Thursday 6/4/15
50 years ago, on June 4, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson gave a historic commencement address, titled "To Fulfill These Rights" at Howard University, an eloquent speech that laid the conceptual foundations for LBJ's subsequent "affirmative action" programs. An hour-long Twitter Chat on Thursday, June 4, 2015, beginning at 1 p.m. (EST) /10 a.m.(PST) enabled professors of the Howard University School of Law to discuss this historical moment at Howard and connected it to current events and dynamics in today's society. 

View LBJ's delivery of this speech or read its text. More information about the HU chat can be found on the chat's invitation page. Some of the participants included: 
  • Dean Danielle Holley-Walker (@Danielleholley)
    Dean, Howard University School of Law

     
  • Dr. Greg Carr
    (@AfricanaCarr)Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Afro-American Studies
     
  • Lisa Crooms-Robinson (@dean_LACR)
    Professor, Howard University School of Law

     
  • Lenese Herbert (@HowNowHerbert)
    Professor, Howard University School of Law
Below find the DLL Storify of tweets that were generated by participants who used hashtags = #LBJHU50.  As usual, the DLL Storify is merely a "firehose" draft, i.e., it includes all tweets in chronological order without comment or classification ... Storyfies of other #DiversityInTech events are listed in the DLL Archives