Race and Liberty in America: Shelby Steele Interview
"What Killed Michael Brown?
Sunday, March 28, 2021
In this compelling Independent Conversation event, renowned civil rights scholar and bestselling author Dr. Shelby Steele is interviewed by Independent Institute Executive Director Dr. Graham H. Walker on the issues of race, liberty, and law in America, and in the process, they examine the crucial issues addressed in Dr. Steele's documentary, What Killed Michael Brown?
Graham H. Walker
is Executive Director and Assistant Editor for The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy
at the Independent Institute. He received his Ph.D. in public law and government from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Walker has served as Associate Professor of Politics at Catholic University of America, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, Visiting Scholar in Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, NJ), Senior Research Scholar at the Witherspoon Institute, Headmaster at Oaks Christian School, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, President at Patrick Henry College, Legislative Aide to former Congressman David Stockman, and Fellow at the Presidio Institute.
Shelby Steele is the Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.He is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for his book, The Content of Our Character: A Vision of Race in America, the Bradley Foundation Prize for Outstanding Achievement, and the National Humanities Medal. In 1991, his work on the documentary, Seven Days in Bensonhurst, was recognized with an Emmy Award and two awards for television documentary writingthe Writers Guild Award and the San Francisco Film Festival Award. Among his other books are White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era and A Dream Deferred: The Second Betrayal of Black Freedom in America.