Law Professor, Author to Speak on 'New Jim Crow' at MLK Event

Law professor and civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander will be the keynote speaker during Vanderbilt University’s MLK Weekend of Service. Author of the best-selling book “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” Alexander will be speaking at 7 p.m. Monday in Langford Auditorium. A limited number of free tickets are still available at the Sarratt Box Office.  Alexander will speak again Tuesday at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building at 7:30 p.m. Her lecture is sponsored by UT’s African Studies program and co-sponsored by several university departments and programs, including the College of Law.