Veteran Arkansas political scientist Hal Bass will address the Jan. 25 meeting of the Democratic Club of Hot Springs Village.
Bass, professor emeritus of political science at Ouachita Baptist University, will survey key steps in enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and how lessons from that experience can help guide policy debates in today’s political atmosphere. His presentation is titled “Legislative Leadership Then and Now: Lessons Learned from the Civil Rights Act of 1964." Bass retired in 2016 after a long tenure at OBU during which he served as chair of the Department of Political Science, director of the Maddox Public Affairs Center, and founding dean of the W. H. Sutton School of Social Sciences. He is a graduate of Baylor University and earned his master’s degree and doctorate from Vanderbilt University.
The Democratic club meeting is scheduled at the Coronado Center, 150 Ponderosa Way in Hot Springs Village. It begins with a social hour featuring drinks and appetizers at 3 p.m., followed by the program at 4 p.m.
The event is open to the public.