Nelson Oliver on The Future of The Red Cape

Nelson Oliver on The Future of The Red Cape

Director and screenwriter Nelson Oliver speaks at Pepperdine University Libraries following the premiere of his original short film, The Red Cape, on February 21, 2013. The Red Cape chronicles a little known chapter in American history: the 1898 Wilmington Race Riot, which stands as the only coup d’état, or violent overthrow of a government, in United States history. The incident was a springboard for the Jim Crow laws that disenfranchised black citizens through the 1960s. Oliver appears here in discussion with Dr. Joi Carr, Assistant Professor of English at Pepperdine, to discuss the continuing resonance of this story in American civil right history. This event was cosponsored by the Black Student Association.

Nelson Oliver on Working with a Six-Year-Old Actor

Nelson Oliver on Working with a Six-Year-Old Actor

Director and screenwriter Nelson Oliver speaks at Pepperdine University Libraries following the premiere of his original short film, The Red Cape, on February 21, 2013. The Red Cape chronicles a little known chapter in American history: the 1898 Wilmington Race Riot, which stands as the only coup d’état, or violent overthrow of a government, in United States history. The incident was a springboard for the Jim Crow laws that disenfranchised black citizens through the 1960s. Oliver appears here in discussion with Dr. Joi Carr, Assistant Professor of English at Pepperdine, to discuss the continuing resonance of this story in American civil right history. This event was cosponsored by the Black Student Association.

Nelson Oliver on the African American Dialect

Nelson Oliver on the African American Dialect

Director and screenwriter Nelson Oliver speaks at Pepperdine University Libraries following the premiere of his original short film, The Red Cape, on February 21, 2013. The Red Cape chronicles a little known chapter in American history: the 1898 Wilmington Race Riot, which stands as the only coup d’état, or violent overthrow of a government, in United States history. The incident was a springboard for the Jim Crow laws that disenfranchised black citizens through the 1960s. Oliver appears here in discussion with Dr. Joi Carr, Assistant Professor of English at Pepperdine, to discuss the continuing resonance of this story in American civil right history. This event was cosponsored by the Black Student Association.

Nelson Oliver on Capturing the Psychology of 1898

Nelson Oliver on Capturing the Psychology of 1898

Director and screenwriter Nelson Oliver speaks at Pepperdine University Libraries following the premiere of his original short film, The Red Cape, on February 21, 2013. The Red Cape chronicles a little known chapter in American history: the 1898 Wilmington Race Riot, which stands as the only coup d’état, or violent overthrow of a government, in United States history. The incident was a springboard for the Jim Crow laws that disenfranchised black citizens through the 1960s. Oliver appears here in discussion with Dr. Joi Carr, Assistant Professor of English at Pepperdine, to discuss the continuing resonance of this story in American civil right history. This event was cosponsored by the Black Student Association.

Nelson Oliver on Bigotry’s Continuing Influence

Nelson Oliver on Bigotry’s Continuing Influence

Director and screenwriter Nelson Oliver speaks at Pepperdine University Libraries following the premiere of his original short film, The Red Cape, on February 21, 2013. The Red Cape chronicles a little known chapter in American history: the 1898 Wilmington Race Riot, which stands as the only coup d’état, or violent overthrow of a government, in United States history. The incident was a springboard for the Jim Crow laws that disenfranchised black citizens through the 1960s. Oliver appears here in discussion with Dr. Joi Carr, Assistant Professor of English at Pepperdine, to discuss the continuing resonance of this story in American civil right history. This event was cosponsored by the Black Student Association.

Darryl Tippens On – A Revolutionary Book

Darryl Tippens On – A Revolutionary Book

Darryl Tippens speaks about “John Milton and the King James Bible” for the opening of the “Manifold Greatness” traveling exhibit at Pepperdine University’s Payson Library, which celebrates the 400th anniversary of the publication of The King James Bible. Dr. Tippens is Provost of Pepperdine University having been a scholar, instructor, and professor for over 30 years. Dr. Tippens received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University and did post-doctoral study at Yale University, University of Kansas, University of Chicago, and Johns Hopkins University. His academic interests include Shakespeare studies, 17th-century English literature, and spirituality and literature. The lecture took place on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 at Pepperdine’s campus in Malibu, California.

Terrence Roberts on Segregation

Terrence Roberts on Segregation

Dr. Terrence Roberts, one of the “Little Rock Nine,” speaks at Pepperdine University about civil rights, yesterday and today. Dr. Roberts reflects on the experience of being one of the nine African-American students who volunteered to desegregate Little Rock Central High School in 1957, and shares his perspective and wisdom on such issues as personal choice, compassion, freedom, and responsibility. Drawing from his recent publication Simple Not Easy: Reflections on Community Social Responsibility and Tolerance, the event emphasized a question-and-answer format with the students in attendance. The event took place on January 31, 2013, and was sponsored by Pepperdine University Libraries in partnership with the Black Student Association.

Michael Reagan on Saying “Nyet”

Michael Reagan on Saying “Nyet”

Michael Reagan, son of President Ronald Reagan, is an author and commentator. His recent book The New Reagan Revolution reveals insights into the ideas and actions of the man who changed the world during the 1980’s. He gives a perspective no one else can offer, including both poignant and revealing stories of his father, as well as offering prescriptive measures drawn from Ronald Reagan’s principles. He is the author of several other books, including the autobiographical account Twice Adopted, and is a frequent contributor to Fox News.

Tony Hall on Hunger

Tony Hall on Hunger

Three times nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Tony P. Hall is a leading advocate for hunger relief programs and improving human rights conditions in the world. In February 2002, president George W. Bush asked him to serve as the United States ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture. He retired from official diplomatic service in April 2006, and is currently serving as the director of the Alliance to End Hunger. Prior to his diplomatic service, Ambassador Hall represented the Third District of Ohio in the U.S. Congress for almost 24 years.

Father Gregory Boyle on the Ugliest Man in America

Father Gregory Boyle on the Ugliest Man in America

Father Greg Boyle has been an advocate for at-risk and gang-involved youth in Los Angeles for over 25 years. In 1992, he founded Homeboy Bakery, with a mission to create an environment that provided training, work experience, and above all, …