Civil rights: still a work in progress

Professor Marc Holzer co-authors op-ed on civil rights for the Newark Star Ledger
Distinguished Professor of Public Service Marc Holzer

It's been 55 years since the deaths of three civil rights activists in Philadelphia, Mississippi: James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Henry Schwerner.

While much progress has been made on civil rights, there is still much to be concerned about and much to be done. That's according to Suffolk's Professor Marc Holzer, who recently wrote an op-ed for the Newark (NJ) Star Ledger. In the piece, he and co-author Byron E. Price urge readers to "summon the courage and strength of the young civil rights pioneers and their millions of colleagues who were dedicated to peaceful change, but made the ultimate sacrifice with their lives."

Distinguished Professor at the Sawyer Business School's Institute for Public Service, Holzer is a prominent international leader in the field of public administration.

Read the full op-ed.