as part of the free exhibition We the People: Radical Concepts of Democracywhich explores the importance of free speech to the US Constitution and democracy, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art recently hosted the event “Evening Talk: Hillary Clinton and Angie Maxwell.”
The conversation featured U of A’s Angie Maxwell, director of the Diane Blair Center for Southern Political Society, who joined former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator and First Lady Hillary Clinton.
Drawing on their respective careers, expertise, and experiences, they explore how the U.S. Constitution and other fundamental documents shape life, with a particular focus on the impact these documents have on Arkansas and the South. I guessed
Tickets for the Nov. 30 event sold out quickly, but PBS in Arkansas live-streamed the lecture, which is now available online.
Additionally, this KUAF segment summarizes the talk.
More information is also available at crystalbridges.org.
About Hillary Rodham Clinton: Hillary Rodham Clinton has been in public service for 50 years as an advocate, attorney, first lady, US Senator, US Secretary of State, and presidential candidate. As the 67th U.S. Secretary of State, her “smart power” approach to foreign policy has reshaped American foreign policy and development in the 21st century.
Clinton has played a central role in restoring America’s place in the world, reaffirming America’s status as a Pacific power, imposing devastating sanctions on Iran and North Korea, and leading the Arab awakening. We responded and negotiated a ceasefire in the Middle East. Prior to that, as First Lady and Senator of New York, he traveled to more than 80 countries as an advocate for human rights, democracy, and opportunities for women and girls. She also provided health care for millions of children, created jobs and opportunities, and worked to support first responders who risked their lives on Ground Her Zero.
In the historic 2016 US presidential election, Clinton received 66 million votes.She is the author of her nine best-selling books and a podcast host you and meShe is married to former US President Bill Clinton and has one daughter, Chelsea, and three grandchildren (Charlotte, Aidan, and Jasper).
About Angie Maxwell: Angie Maxwell holds the Diane Blair Endowed Chair of Southern Studies, is Professor of Political Science at A University, and Director of the Diane Blair Center for Political Society of the South. Maxwell is a Truman scholar with a Ph.D. She holds a PhD in American Studies from the University of Texas.
Her research and commentary was featured on MSNBC’s Reconstruction of Henry Louis Gates on PBS. lead report When cycleand NPR’s Here & Now. Maxwell The Long Southern Strategy: How Pursuing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics (Oxford University Press, 2019), Times Higher Education Book of the Week, and The Accused South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority Complexand the politics of whiteness (UNC, 2014), winner of the VO Key Award for Best Book of Southern Politics and the C. Hullman Honorary Award for Best Book of Southern Literary Criticism.she is a co-editor of Unlock VO Key, Jr. (2011), The Ongoing Burden of Southern History (2013) and The Legacy of Second-Wave Feminism in American Politics (2018), editor of the new edition of Ralph McGill’s church, school (2012).
her latest article Five Thirty Eight; Washington Post; Presidential Research Quarterly. Journal of Black Studies; American behavioral scientist. race and social issues; Politics, Groups, and Identity. Social Science Quarterly. Virginia Quarterly Review. Vox; and the huffington postFor more information on her work, please visit www.masonjarpolitics.com.