Michael B. Moore Presents DuBois Lecture

On January 30, Hackley hosted Mr. Michael B. Moore, Founding President and CEO of the International African American Museum in Charleston, SC, as the 2019-2020 DuBois Speaker.

Mr. Moore spoke with students and faculty during Community Time and over lunch, and then in the evening, he spoke with parents, trustees and alumni in King Chapel.

Mr. Moore delivered a presentation entitled, The Farther You Can Look Back, The Farther Ahead You Can See. Or, Why History Matters. In his talk, Mr. Moore shared a number of examples to illustrate the point that historical narratives have a critical impact on how we think of ourselves and behave today. This connectivity creates incredible pressure to ensure that the stories that we, as a nation, are telling our children - all of our children – put them in the best position to be successful. He shared the story of his great great grandfather -- the Civil War hero and Reconstruction Congressman Robert Smalls – to illustrate his story, and he spoke about the power that museums like the forthcoming International African American Museum, of which he is Founding President, can have on our collective future.

Hackley is honored to join in partnership with the W.E.B. DuBois Research Institute at Harvard University, the nation's leading center for the study of African and African American history and culture.