Friday, February 23, 2024

Before Thurgood: America’s Forgotten Civil Rights Heroes

The Faulkner Law Review, in partnership with the Ernestine S. Sapp Chapter of the Black Law Students Association at Faulkner Law, is excited to announce the 2024 Fred Gray Civil Rights Symposium: Before Thurgood: America’s Forgotten Civil Rights Heroes. This event is sponsored by the National Black Lawyers Top 100 and the American Society for Legal History and will be held on March 15, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the Faulkner University Rotunda.

This event has been approved by the Alabama State Bar for 5.3 hours of CLE credit, including 2.5 hours of ethics credit. Lunch will be provided. Register to attend [here].

This year’s presenters include:

"Lessons Learned From The Civil Rights Movement."  Hon. Jerusha T. Adams, United States Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Alabama, Montgomery, AL

"Righting the Wrongs of the Past: The Posthumous Bar Reinstatement of Arthur Madison, Voting Rights Crusader."  Justice (ret.) John G. Browning, Distinguished Jurist in Residence, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Montgomery, AL, and Quinton S. Seay, Sr., Seay/Felton LLC, Atlanta, GA

"How Could That Happen in That Place at That Time? Wendell W. Gunn and the Desegregation of Florence State College."  Professor Matthew Schoenbachler, Professor of History and Interim Department Chair, University of North Alabama, Florence, AL, and Dr. Wendell Gunn, Board of Trustees, University of North Alabama, Florence, AL

"Contextualizing John S. Rock’s Ascent to the Supreme Court Bar."  Professor Christopher T. Brooks, Professor of History and Geography, East Stroudsburg State University, East Stroudsburg, PA

"Rails of Justice: Charles Hamilton Houston, Alabama Search for Equal Rights."  Professor José F. Anderson, Dean Joseph Curtis Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, MD

"Cornelius Jones: Forgotten Black Supreme Court Advocate and Fighter for Civil Rights in the Plessy Era."  James A. Feldman, Attorney at Law, Washington, DC

More information, here.