Friday, March 14, 2008

Friday Speak Out: Mary Frances Berry

Dr. Mary Frances Berry is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. She was appointed by President Carter and confirmed by the Senate as a Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. After President Reagan fired her for criticizing his civil rights policies, she sued him and won reinstatement in federal district court. In 1993, President Clinton designated her Chairperson of the Civil Rights Commission. She was reappointed to a six-year term in January, 1999. She resigned from the Commission on December 7, 2004.

Keynote Address given at Minnesota's 23rd Annual
Human Rights Day Conference, held Friday, Dec. 1, 2006 in Saint Paul

1 comment:

Thomas Jackson said...

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