Marking 50 years since ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail’

Fifty years ago this week, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sat in an Alabama jail cell and wrote what was destined to become a defining document of the American civil rights movement – and the global struggle for justice. But as Carlton Mark Waterhouse, associate professor at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, […]

SPEA dean on panel for Smiley’s televised symposium on poverty

No one has ever accused IU alumnus Tavis Smiley as lacking ambition or being afraid of big ideas. He wants to cut U.S. poverty in half in 10 years and end poverty altogether in 25 years – no small task. But then, who but Smiley would dream of putting together the diverse panel that will […]

SPEA white paper on poverty expanded to book on ‘America’s Poor’

A white paper on poverty in America written by dean John Graham and professor Kristin Seefeldt of the Indiana University School of Public Affairs has been expanded into a book, “America’s Poor,” that IU Press will publish. And in related news, broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Princeton scholar-activist Cornel West will embark next month “The Poverty […]