Alfred Brophy, a law professor at the University of Alabama, will be presenting a lecture at the College on the topic of apologies for slavery. He will hold the free lecture at the law school that will end with a question-and-answer session and reception Sept. 20.
p. According to the law school website, “Brophy will discuss the controversy over slavery and apologies generally, the stark divide along racial lines on this issue and some of the moral issues on either side.”
p. Brophy will also address the Virginia legislature’s statements of “profound regret” and discuss the College’s connections to slavery. He will specifically mention Thomas R. Dew, president of the College during the 1830s and 1840s, and his connections to slavery.
p. He’s currently writing about the conception of equality in early 1900s African American culture and its connection to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.