Author and attorney to speak on Jim Crow laws for democracy lecture

Richard Paschal

Miami University

Richard Paschal

Author and attorney Richard Paschal presents “The Laws Behind Jim Crow,” in the first of this year’s Miami University “Dialogues on Democracy” virtual lecture series, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22.

Paschal, author of “Jim Crow in North Carolina,” published this year, is a practicing attorney and adjunct professor at the Norman A. Wiggins School of Law, at Campbell University, Buies Creek, North Carolina.

The lecture will examine the rise of the Jim Crow era and how it impacted the American legal system, specifically the creation of legalized discrimination.

Registration for this free event and others in the series is required. Visit, to sign up.

The lecture series is sponsored by the Menard Family Center for Democracy, at Miami, which encourages civic dialogue, community problem solving and public understanding of democracy and politics. This center was formed by Miami University’s College of Arts and Science and its College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science.