Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Charles Ogletree

Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree has been head of the "smart brother" class for some time now. The 59-year-old director of Harvard's Charles Hamilton Houston institute for race and justice is the author of several books, a lecturer and a scholar. He also has the unique distinction of teaching both Barack Obama and Michelle Obama - then Michelle Robinson - when both were at Harvard.

Ogletree often lectures on legal topics and is considered one of the foremost legal minds in the country, if not the world. His most recent book is about the implications of the arrest of his colleague, Henry Louis Gates, and the infamous "beer summit" with President Obama that followed.

Click here to watch Ogletree interviewed by Soledad O'Brien.
Recommended Reading: "The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in America."

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