Please make plans to join us this evening for the WBA’s Black History Month program, Excellence Exemplified: Reflections on Charles Hamilton Houston featuring guest speaker Dr. Genna Rae McNeil, Professor Emerita of History at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and a scholar of African American and U.S. Constitutional History.

Dr. McNeil is widely known for authoring Groundwork: Charles Hamilton Houston and the Struggle for Civil Rights, recognized as the definitive biography of Charles Houston, Thurgood Marshall’s forerunner and mentor. Groundwork, upon its publication, won the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award for Excellence in legal history.

Professor McNeil has served as Chairperson of the Department of History at Howard University and a visiting professor of History and Law at Howard University’s School of Law. While at Howard University School of Law where she was privileged to serve on the faculty with the inimitable J. Clay Smith, Jr., she taught jurisprudence as well as constitutional history.

Following Dr. McNeil’s remarks, WBA President Kendra Perkins Norwood and 2021 WBA Charles Hamilton Houston Medallion of Merit recipient, Donald Temple, Esq., will engage in a fireside chat with Dr. McNeil, followed by audience Q&A.

This is an event you will not want to miss! We hope to see you this evening at 6:30.

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Topic: Excellence Exemplified: Reflections on Charles Hamilton Houston

Time: Feb 22, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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