The 2012 Walter N. Ridley Lecture was presented by Derrick Alridge, Professor, Curry School of Education. His talk was titled Ideas Have Consequences: The Educational Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois.
Walter Ridley was the first African American to graduate from the University of Virginia, with a doctorate in education from the Curry School. This series has been created to honor his legacy at the University and his contributions to the field of education.