Centers and Institutes


As a collaborative project between Harvard University’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice and Clemson University’s Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education, The Enduring Legacy of Charles Hamilton Houston is a biennial symposium that seeks to honor the work and influence of Charles Hamilton Houston−a civil rights lawyer, higher education administrator, and advocate for social justice. Additionally, the symposium is designed to raise awareness about critical issues pertaining to educational policy and educational research focused on school desegregation, affirmative action, closing the achievement gap, advancing educational opportunities, and improving educational attainment outcomes.

2nd Biennial Symposium

Theme: "Education and Social Justice in the 21st Century"

The aim of this symposium is to consider the complex relationships between educational equity and the criminal justice system and their connection to education in America and its impact on our communities and schools.

Harvard Law School
September 3, 2015

Theme of Past Symposium

The Winding Road of the 2013 Supreme Court Decisions (2013)