As part of their free exhibition We the people: the radical notion of democracythat explores the importance of the US Constitution and free speech to democracy, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art recently hosted the event “Evening Talk: Hillary Clinton and Angie Maxwell.”
The conversation featured the University of Alicante’s own Angie Maxwell, director of the Diane Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society, joining former Secretary of State, US Senator and First Lady Hillary Clinton.
Drawing on their careers, knowledge, and experiences, the duo explored how the United States Constitution and other founding documents shape lives, with a special focus on how those documents impact Arkansas and the South.
Although tickets for the Nov. 30 event sold out quickly, Arkansas PBS broadcast the conference live, which can now be viewed online.
Also, this KUAF segment recaps the talk.
More information is also available at crystalbridges.org.
About Hillary Rodham Clinton: Hillary Rodham Clinton has spent five decades in public service as a lawyer, attorney, first lady, US senator, US secretary of state, and presidential candidate. As the 67th United States Secretary of State, his “smart power” approach to foreign policy repositioned American diplomacy and development for the 21st century.
Clinton played a central role in restoring America’s standing in the world, reasserting America as a Pacific power, imposing crippling sanctions on Iran and North Korea, responding to the Arab Awakening, and negotiating a ceasefire in the Middle East. Before that, as first lady and senator for New York, she traveled to more than 80 countries as an advocate for human rights, democracy and opportunities for women and girls. He also worked to provide health care to millions of children, create jobs and opportunities, and support the first to risk their lives at Ground Zero.
In her historic 2016 campaign for the presidency of the United States, Clinton won 66 million votes. She is the author of nine best-selling books and a podcast host You and me both. She is married to former US President Bill Clinton, has a daughter, Chelsea, and three grandchildren: Charlotte, Aidan and Jasper.
About Angie Maxwell: Angie Maxwell holds the Diane Blair Chair in Southern Studies and is a professor of political science at the U of A, where she serves as director of the Diane Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society. Maxwell is a Truman Scholar who received her Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Texas.
His research and commentary have been featured on Reconstruction by Henry Louis Gates on PBS, on MSNBC. The Reid Report i The Cycleand on NPR here now. Maxwell is the author of The Long Southern Strategy: How Pursuing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics (Oxford University Press, 2019), called the time Higher Education Book of the Week, i The accused south: public criticism, inferiority of the southand the Politics of whiteness (UNC, 2014), which won the VO Key Award for Best Book of Southern Politics and the C. Hugh Holman Honorable Mention for Best Book of Southern Literary Criticism. She is co-editor of VO, Jr. Key Unlock (2011), The Ongoing Burden of Southern History (2013) and The Legacy of Second Wave Feminism in American Politics (2018) and editor of the new edition of Ralph McGill’s A church, a school (2012).
His recent articles have appeared in FiveThirtyEight; The Washington Post; Presidential Studies Quarterly; Journal of Black Studies; American Behavioral Scientist; Racial and social problems; Politics, Groups and Identities; Social Science Quarterly; Virginia Quarterly Review; Vox; and the Huffington Post. More details about his work can be found at www.masonjarpolitics.com.