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An Evening With Eric Holder


October 15, 2016

The George Washington University
805 21st Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20052
United States

An Evening With Eric Holder was a one-on-one interview with former United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., a dedicated public servant whose career has been committed to civil and human rights and racial justice. Hosted by opinion writer for The Washington Post and MSNBC contributor, Jonathan Capehart, An Evening With Eric Holder provided a rare inside look into the life and career of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. This includes being raised as the child of immigrants from Barbados, to attending Columbia University and Columbia Law School, to his early lessons and growing pains as a young lawyer, and his subsequent public career and historic firsts. Holder would become the first African American to hold three of the nation’s most high-profile legal positions: U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Deputy U.S. Attorney General, and finally, U.S. Attorney General, the third longest-serving in the country’s history. Through it all, the audience saw a doting father, a faithful husband, and a light-hearted friend. Musical performances by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Raul Midón, as well as R&B singer and songwriter KEM made An Evening With Eric Holder a night not soon forgotten by the audience.


Toyota Motor Sales USA


PepsiCo, Inc.TLMODA


Toni Cook Bush & Dwight BushPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLPDiscover Financial ServicesPricewaterhouseCoopersEnterprise Holdings, Inc.American Airlines


  • Express Scripts
  • GCM Grosvenor
  • Dr. Sharon Malone & The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.
  • Carol Sutton Lewis & William M. Lewis, Jr.
  • Ralph Evinrude Foundation, Inc.


  • BuckleySandler LLP
  • Buffy Cafritz
  • GE
  • Lisa & David Grain
  • Cheryl & George Haywood
  • Deborah & William Holder
  • Kitty Kelley
  • Charisse R. Lillie & Thomas L. McGill, Jr.
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • National Basketball Players Association Foundation
  • Michiru Nonogawa & Tyrone Brown
  • Stephanie Phillipps & George Murray
  • Cheri & Al Reid
  • James J. Sandman
  • Vicki & Roger Sant
  • Elizabeth & George Stevens
  • Subject Matter
  • Margie Malone Tuckson & Dr. Reed Tuckson
  • Viacom
  • The Walker Marchant Group
  • Cheryl & Rob Weiner
  • Gloria Y. Wiggs

Honorary Chairs

  • The Honorable Barack Obama
  • The Honorable Michelle Obama


Honorary Co-Chairs

  • The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton
  • Valerie Jarrett


  • Toni Cook Bush & The Honorable Dwight Bush
  • Janet Langhart Cohen & The Honorable William Cohen
  • Maya Harris & The Honorable Tony West
  • Carol Sutton Lewis & William M. Lewis, Jr.

Benefit Committee

  • Phyllis S. Anderson
  • Sybil & Joe Caldwell
  • Renata Kendrick Cooper & James W. Cooper
  • Kelly McNamara Corley
  • Priscilla Hill-Ardoin
  • Deborah & William Holder
  • DeDe Lea & Dallas Lea
  • Debra L. Lee
  • Charisse R. Lillie & Thomas L. McGill, Jr.
  • Pamela Louik
  • Ann Walker Marchant
  • Stephanie Phillipps & George Murray
  • Robert Raben
  • Cheri & Al Reid
  • Dana D. Rice
  • James J. Sandman
  • Shannon L. Schuyler
  • Chris Simmons
  • Margie Malone Tuckson & Dr. Reed Tuckson
  • Howard Woolley

Special Thanks

  • Vickie Bethea
  • Amy Tate Billingsley
  • Gerri Hawkins
  • President Steven Knapp
  • Jefferi Lee
  • Dr. Sharon Malone
  • Altheria Myers
  • Ceceile Patterson
  • Michael Peller
  • Barbara Porter

Videotaped Appearances

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • President Lee Bollinger
  • The Honorable Elijah Cummings
  • Eric Foner
  • Wade Henderson
  • Maya Holder
  • William Holder
  • Sherrilyn Ifill
  • Dr. Sharon Malone
  • Khalil Muhammad
  • The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton
  • Bryan Stevenson
  • Monty Wilkinson
  • Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates

Stock Footage

  • Columbia University
  • C-SPAN
  • The HistoryMakers’ Collection
  • Dr. Sharon Malone & The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.
  • Internet Archive
  • LegalTimes
  • Library of Congress
  • PBS
  • The White House


  • Bloomingdale’s


  • Four Seasons Washington, D.C.

Hair & Makeup

  • Andrea Wall
  • MAC Cosmetics