Watch the 2021 Groundbreaker Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11
Watch the 2021 Groundbreaker Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, by clicking this story’s link. A recording will be posted later following the event.
This year’s speaker is Dr. Peniel Joseph, the Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values at the University of Texas-Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. In his most recent book, “The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.,” Dr. Joseph reveals a more nuanced portrait of the two men, who, despite markedly different backgrounds, inspired and pushed each other throughout their adult lives.
Through this lecture series, the university honors individuals whose bold, brave actions have had a significant, positive impact that fundamentally advanced society for the better.