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Celebration of the 45th Anniversary of the First African-American Alabama Law Graduates

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Bending the Arc of History: African-Americans and The University of Alabama School of Law

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

9:00am – 9:30am
Continental Breakfast

9:30am – 9:45am
Welcome & Introduction

9:45am – 10:45am
A Conversation about Jim Crow Policy
Professor Bryan Fair
Mr. Fred Gray

10:45am – 11:00am
Break

11:00am – 12:00pm
Admission Denied: Those Excluded from Enrollment at the Law School
Mr. Frank James (Moderator)
Justice Ralph Cook
Mr. J. Mason Davis
Senator Hank Sanders

12:00pm – 1:30pm
Trailblazers Luncheon: The First African-American Law Students
Judge John England, Jr. (Moderator)
Mr. Jim Blacksher
Mr. Booker Forte
Mr. George Jones
Ms. Sue Thompson

1:30pm – 1:45pm
Break

1:45pm – 2:45pm
Perspectives from Those Who Followed
Ms. Bridget Harris (Co-Moderator)
Ms. Kelsie Mattox (Co-Moderator)
Judge Sonja Bivins
Mr. Shomari Figures
Mr. Marcus Maples

2:45pm – 3:30pm
Paul R. Jones Art Exhibit & Reception
Mr. Don Hays

Details

Date:
March 31
Time:
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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