In now-traditional fashion, the ASA President-Elect addresses the DCSS membership each winter before their presidential term begins the following August. As in most years, DCSS attendees braved cold temperatures in downtown Washington to chat with Morris at a brief reception preceding the talk and then engaged with him and each other in discussion afterward.
“As President-Elect of ASA, it was an honor to present a lecture for the DCSS at the ASA headquarters,” Morris said. “This lecture was so appropriate especially given E. Franklin Frazier of Howard University was a founding member of the DCSS and served as its president in 1943-1944. I especially enjoyed the question and answer period. Those questions were searching and stimulating, and generated valuable discussions. I thoroughly enjoyed the forum and thank DCSS for organizing it.” (Note: E. Franklin Frazier also later served as President of ASA in 1948.)