Richard Delgado
Richard Delgado

Professor Richard Delgado of the Alabama University School of Law delivers, “Delgado’s Darkroom: Critical Reflections on Land Claims and Chicano Legal Education” on Tuesday, April 22, at 4:30 p.m. in the Forum at the University of New Mexico School of Law. Delgado is the second U.S. Senator Dennis Chavez Endowed Lecturer.

One of the leading commentators on race in the United States, Delgado has appeared on Good Morning America, the MacNeil-Lehrer Report, PBS, NPR, the Fred Friendly Show and Canadian NPR. He has written more than 150 journal articles as well as 27 books. His work has been praised or reviewed in The Nation, The New Republic, the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.

Delgado’s books have won eight national book prizes, including six Gustavus Myers Awards for outstanding book on human rights in North America, the American Library Association’s Outstanding Academic Book and a Pulitzer Prize nomination. 

This endowed lecture is free and open to the public. RSVP by Sunday, April 20 to rawls@law.unm.edu or 505-277-8184. A reception for the lecturer and guests is set for 5:30 p.m. Parking is available in streets and lots surrounding the School of Law and the NM Court of Appeals building, and in M and G lots.

About the U.S. Senator Dennis Chavez Endowed Lecture/Symposium
The U. S. Senator Dennis Chavez Endowed Lecture/Symposium series was established to celebrate and keep alive the extraordinary legacy of Dennis Chavez, one of New Mexico’s most influential U.S. senators during the mid-20th century. Chavez was a remarkable New Mexican, a populist from the South Valley who served a noteworthy and significant term in the U.S. Senate from 1935 until his death in 1962. He is remembered as a pivotal and early advocate of civil rights legislation. For more information about the lecture or “El Senador Chavez”, see the Dennis Chavez Endowed Lecture