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Thomas Jefferson School of Law Professor Richard Winchester Speaks on U.S. Race Relations at Embassy in Tunis

Published: April 12, 2017

Last month, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Professor Richard Winchester gave a public lecture to a capacity crowd at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia.  

Offering his personal perspectives on race relations in the U.S., Professor Winchester described how his views partly reflected his status as the son of slaves from the deep south. His story proved to be an eye opening revelation to many members of the audience, who may not have been aware of how the country treated blacks after slavery was abolished.  

Professor Winchester's presentation took place while he was in Tunisia teaching a course on U.S. Corporate Law at the University of Carthage.  The university first hosted him in 2012 when he was a Fulbright Scholar.