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Honesty is important to any relationship, a friendship, a business partnership, a marriage, and even a community.

Dr. Rick Swanson discusses the importance of historical honesty. Rick Swanson earned a J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1994 and then went on to earn a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Kentucky. In 2001, he joined the Department of Political Science at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as their pre-law teacher and advisor. He is currently the department chair. Dr. Swanson has written a book, book chapters, journal articles, and encyclopedia entries involving law and politics, including civil rights history. His courses also include coverage of civil rights history, and his current research is on local civil rights history.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx