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While many know the names of Thurgood Marshall, Marion Wright Edelman, Charles Ogletree, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Vernon Jordan, Bryan Stevenson, Ken Chenault, former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, so little is still known about the history of African American lawyers and their myriad contributions. Today’s panel,What is Our Legacy?: The Black Lawyer’s Role in History, is led by one of the foremost authorities on the history of the black lawyer Harvard Law School’s David Wilkins, the Lester Kissel Professor of Law and faculty director of the Center on the Legal Profession. He is joined by Chairman of the Board and CEO of Merck & Co., Kenneth C. Frazier; President and Direct-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Sherrilyn Ifill; and Partner and Co-Chair of the Litigation Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Theodore V. Wells, Jr. This fascinating topic shines an important light on the need for long term preservation of this important history. The discussion ends with a Q&A session with questions from The HistoryMakers LawMakers Advisory Committee. Be sure to not miss this captivating discussion race, law and the pursuit of social justice, racial equity and societal advancement and opportunity.

This 90-minute program is scheduled to stream on YouTube and Facebook Live at 12:00 noon EST on Friday, December 11, 2020 as the eleventh installment of The HistoryMakers 20@2020: 20 Days and 20 Nights.

Advisory Board

Paulette R. Brown  Senior Partner & Chief Diversity & Inclusion, Officer Locke Lord LLP
Paulette R. Brown 
Senior Partner & Chief Diversity & Inclusion, Officer
Locke Lord LLP 
The Honorable David H. Coar Retired U.S. Direct Judge Northern District of Illinois
The Honorable David H. Coar
Retired
U.S. Direct Judge Northern District of Illinois 
James L. Hudson Former U.S. Executive Director, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
James L. Hudson
Former U.S. Executive Director
European Bank for Reconstruction & Development 
Channing Johnson Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP
Channing Johnson
Partner
Loeb & Loeb LLP
Katherine Lauderdale Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, PBS
Katherine Lauderdale
Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
PBS
Charisse Lillie  CEO, CRL Consulting, Inc.
Charisse Lillie 
CEO
CRL Consulting, Inc. 
Virgil Roberts Managing Partner & Founder, Bobbitt & Roberts
Virgil Roberts
Managing Partner & Founder
Bobbitt & Roberts
The Honorable Rodney E. Slater Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation; Partner, Squire, Patton & Boggs
The Honorable Rodney E. Slater
Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Partner
Squire, Patton & Boggs
Maurice A. Watson Of Counsel, Husch Blackwell
Maurice A. Watson
Of Counsel
Husch Blackwell 
Fletcher Flash Wiley  Former Of Counsel, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Fletcher Flash Wiley 
Former Of Counsel
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

 

Date and Time

Friday, December 11, 2020

12 noon EST/ 11 a.m. CST/ 10 a.m. MST/ 9 a.m. PST

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