Event Title

A Conversation about Fred Gray, Dr. King's First Civil Rights Lawyer

Location

Thorne Auditorium

Start Date

31-10-2014 10:45 AM

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Darlene Clark Hine, Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies and Professor of History at Northwestern University, and Jonathan Entin, Professor of Law and Political Science and Associate Dean of Case Western Reserve Law School, will discuss the work of Fred Gray, Dr. King's first civil rights lawyer and counsel to Rosa Parks. Dr. Hine has done extensive research on Fred Gray's career, which evolved into Gray's autobiography "Bus Ride to Justice." Professor Entin has published an analysis of Gray's civil rights work. Each of them has known and worked with Fred Gray for 30 years. This session will examine the relationship between the Montgomery bus boycott and the litigation challenging the state and local laws requiring racial segregation on the city's buses and assessment of the overall impact of Dr. King's first civil rights lawyer.

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A Conversation about Fred Gray, Dr. King's First Civil Rights Lawyer

Thorne Auditorium

Darlene Clark Hine, Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies and Professor of History at Northwestern University, and Jonathan Entin, Professor of Law and Political Science and Associate Dean of Case Western Reserve Law School, will discuss the work of Fred Gray, Dr. King's first civil rights lawyer and counsel to Rosa Parks. Dr. Hine has done extensive research on Fred Gray's career, which evolved into Gray's autobiography "Bus Ride to Justice." Professor Entin has published an analysis of Gray's civil rights work. Each of them has known and worked with Fred Gray for 30 years. This session will examine the relationship between the Montgomery bus boycott and the litigation challenging the state and local laws requiring racial segregation on the city's buses and assessment of the overall impact of Dr. King's first civil rights lawyer.