Political engagement and social justice were the themes of a speech Newark Mayor Cory Booker delivered at Duke yesterday. 

“So many of us resign ourselves to what is; we begin to have a lack of moral imagination,” Booker told a crowded audience in the Sanford Institute’s Fleishman Commons. “We are so much more capable of becoming the society we want to achieve. What you may not know about Booker is that "Street Fight, a documentary film about his unsuccessful 2002 mayoral campaign against an incumbent later convicted of corruption, was nominated for an Academy Award."