The annual Charles Ogletree Public Forum Series on Thursday at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs was also a moment to honor the founder of the series. Mr. Ogletree died the next day, on August 4.

Charles James Ogletree Jr., law professor, seasonal Oak Bluffs resident and founder of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School, died on Friday, August 4.



Alienated and impoverished young African Americans are being recruited to radical Islam, and could yet produce black America’s version of 9/11, a Christian Community leader has warned.

“I’m telling you, it’s a ticking bomb,” the Rev. Eugene Rivers, pastor of the Azusa Christian Community, told a conference on Race, Religion and Reason at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School on Wednesday.


They are two of the most accomplished and respected scholars both in
the nation's elite collegiate circles and in the African-American
community, but on Wednesday morning Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Dr.
Charles J. Ogletree Jr. were preoccupied with one thing - going