Authors Morgan, DeWolf go 'On the Issues' to discuss racial reconciliation during Marquette's Mission Week

January 31, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Authors Thomas DeWolf and Sharon Morgan will be the featured guests in an upcoming "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School's Eckstein Hall.

This event, which is part of Marquette University's Mission Week, brings together two people who shared a journey toward racial reconciliation and tell their story in a book, "Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade."

Morgan is a black woman from Chicago's South Side, a descendant of slaves on both sides of her family. DeWolf is a white man from rural Oregon who descends from the largest slave-trading dynasty in U.S. history. Over a three-year-period, the pair traveled thousands of miles, both overseas and through 27 states. They visited ancestral towns, courthouses, cemeteries, plantations, antebellum mansions and historic sites.

The event is at capacity for members of the general public; registration for a waiting list is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-4745 or

Marquette's Mission Week invites members of our community to come together to listen, learn, reflect and explore issues around truth, reconciliation and peacemaking. A full list of this year's events can is available online.

Gousha, an award-winning broadcast journalist, is the Law School's distinguished fellow in law and public policy. His "On the Issues" series of conversations with newsmakers supports Marquette Law School's commitment to serve as a modern-day public square for the city of Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and beyond.

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha's "On the Issues" conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region's leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.