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Follow the Underground Railroad

Map courtesy National Parks Service
Documented Underground Railroad escape routes.

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10–11, the Center for Humanities hosts Temple’s third annual Underground Railroad and Black History Conference.

The two-day conference, “City of Brotherly Love at War: Philadelphia’s Contribution to Freedom,” includes a gala dinner and keynote address on Friday at the Diamond Club, and sessions all day Saturday in Walk Auditorium, Ritter Hall Annex.

Topics will include issues of enslavement, fugitive slave laws, the Civil War, civil liberties, specific court cases that changed history and the U.S. Constitution.

For more information about the conference and registration materials,

visit www.temple.edu/humanities.

- Karen Shuey

High-profile lawyer Boies to speak


The man whom Time magazine once called “perhaps the highest-profile lawyer in America” — a man whose list of clients has included Al Gore, the U.S. Department of Justice (against Microsoft), CBS, Napster, the New York Yankees, Tyco, Qwest and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. — is coming to Temple.

Attorney David Boies, the Law School’s 2006 Herbert F. Kolsby Distinguished Lecturer for 2006, will be speaking on “Judicial Independence and the Rule of Law” at the Beasley School of Law next Thursday, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom.

He’ll also be signing his new memoir, Courting Justice.

- Hillel J. Hoffmann



‘To Whom Does the Mainstream Belong?’


Temple Libraries marks African American History and Women’s History months with a special series of speakers and exhibits exploring issues of race and gender in America.

The highlight lecture takes place next Thursday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m. in Paley Library lecture hall, when Harvard professor and sociologist Charles V. Willie explores “To Whom Does the Mainstream Belong: Minorities or the Majority? Women or Men?”

Willie, whose areas of research include desegregation, higher education, public health, race relations, urban community problems and family life, recently received the American Sociological Association’s Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award.

Other library events this month:

Photo courtesy Temple University Libraries Urban Archives
Above: “Georgie Woods (1927–2005), civil rights leader and broadcast pioneer” (1967).

• “Recognizing African Americans and Women”: Urban Archives exhibits in Paley Library and online (http://exhibitions.library.temple.edu) through March 31.

• “Prey for Me”: Ronald M. Gautheir reading and discussion, Feb. 9, 2:30 p.m.

• “Freedomtown”: Jacqueline T. Small reading and discussion, Feb. 23, 2:30 p.m.

• “The Forbidden”: Leslie E. Banks reading and discussion, March 2, 2:30 p.m.