This Speech will discuss Fr. Hesburgh’s advocacy on core civil rights issues — education, employment, housing, and voting rights — and how his work changed the face of this country. The story of Fr. Hesburgh’s civil rights advocacy is a key to understanding how he emerged — in the words of Vice President Biden—as “one of the most powerful unelected officials this nation has ever seen."
Jennifer Mason McAward,
The Civil Rights Legacy of Fr. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.,
Notre Dame J.L. Ethics & Pub. Pol'y
Available at: https://scholarship.law.nd.edu/ndjlepp/vol28/iss1/8