Law & Liberty Videos

 

John Dickinson was a man of great principle who never let politics or party override his sense of virtue.

Dr. Jodey Hinze

Law & Liberty Lecture Series, October 2019

Dr. Jodey Hinze, Dean of the School of Humanties, explores the life and lessons learned from John Dickinson.  Dickinson refused to sign the Declaration of Independence, always hopeful for reconciliation with England.  When the break came, he he joined his patriot brothers and sisters in the fight for liberty.

Dr. Tony Joseph, Professor of History, speaks about Forgotten Founder James Iredell.  Iredell was Governor of North Carolina and served as one of the first Supreme Court Justices.  He immigrated to the colonies during his teenage years and became a strong supporter of American Independence.

Iredell wasn’t the most vocal or rabid revolutionary, but he was consistent and convicted in his belief that America should be free from British rule.

Dr. Tony Joseph

Law & Liberty Lecture Series, September 2019

If George Washington is considered the father of his country, Martha is most certainly its mother.

Dr. Tony Joseph

Law & Liberty Lecture Series, March 2019

 

Dr. Tony Joseph, Professor of History, speaks about the importance of Martha Washington to our nation’s founding,  Martha was in many was just as important to the Revolutionary cause as ammunition, provision, and strategy.  She provided emotional and inspirational support for both General Washington and his army.

Dr. Emily Stelzer, professor of Literature at HBU, speaks about the remarkable life of poet and slave Phyllis Wheatley.  This lecture was part of our “Women of the American Republic” lecture series.  Dr. Stelzer told the story of a young woman kidnapped from Africa, sold into slavery, who overcame great odds to become the first black women to publish a book of poetry in the new United States. 

 

Phyllis Wheatley is a remarkable contradiction – a slave who writes about the promise of liberty, and often praises the men who fought for American freedom even as they owned slaves.  Even today, we struggle to define her,

Dr. Emily Stelzer

Law & Liberty Lecture Series, February 2019

Our mission is pass on our constitutional culture to the next generation.

Dr. Chris Hammons

Director, Morris Family Center for Law & Liberty

 

Dr. Chris Hammons is the program coordinator for Government and a professor of Government.  He is the director of The Morris Family Center for Law & Liberty. Thanks to a gift by University founding father Stewart Morris, a classroom building modeled after Independence Hall will be constructed on HBU’s campus. The project will further the Center’s educational and community engagement objectives.

The Morris Family Center for Law & Liberty hosts an annual lecture series presented by HBU faculty.  For the 2018-2019 academic year, the theme was Women of the American Republic.  Dr. Doni Wilson, Professor of English, spoke about the importance of Abigail Adams to the Revolutionary movement, and the influence on her husband John.

 

Without Abigail Adams, there would have been no John.

Dr. Doni Wilson

Law & Liberty Lecture Series , October 2018

Mercy Otis Warren set the stage for the American Revolution.

Dr. Sara Frear

Law & Liberty Lecture Series , September 2018

 

The Morris Family Center for Law & Liberty hosts an annual lecture series presented by HBU faculty.  For the 2018-2019 academic year, the theme was Women of the American Republic.  Dr. Sara Frear, Professor of American History, spoke about the role of Mercy Otis Warren in the American Revolution.

The Morris Family Center for Law & Liberty hosts a Thomas Jefferson Dinner for it’s supporters and interested parties.  The guest of honor that evening was none other than Thomas Jefferson himself.  Mr. Jefferson spoke on the importance of education as the key to preserving Liberty.

 

It is with full heart, and true advocacy, that I can say with honesty, Go Huskies!

Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson Dinner, June 2015

Constitutionalism is a choice that we have to make.  It is a culture that we must pass on.

Dr. Chris Hammons

Constitution Day, 2010

 

Dr. Chris Hammons, Director of the Morris Family Center for Law & Liberty, speaks with HBU students during the annual Constitutional Day convocation.  Dr. Hammons spoke about the importance of constitutionalism and our nation’s founding principles.