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Celebrating Legal Luminaries of HBCUs

Celebrating Legal Luminaries of HBCUs
Tuesday, February 26, 2019  | 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

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Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are higher education institutions in the U.S. established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of serving the African-American community. There are over 101 HBCUs in the United States, including public and private institutions. A United Negro College Fund study estimates that 35% of black lawyers have at least one degree from an HBCU.

In celebration of Black Heritage Month, join us for a conversation on the impact of HBCUs in contributing to the legal profession. We will celebrate the impact of Justice Thurgood Marshall, Judge Robert L. Carter, Judge Constance Baker Motley, and venerable attorneys including Julius L. Chambers, Vernon Jordan, Marian Wright Edelman, Dovey Johnson Roundtree, Marilyn Mosby and more.

Welcome Remarks:
Roger Juan Maldonaldo
, President, New York City Bar Association

Opening Remarks:
Danielle R. Holley-Walker
, Dean, Howard University School of Law

Hon. Milton Tingling
, County Clerk, New York County

Hon. Darcel Clark
, District Attorney, Bronx County
Hon. LaShann DeArcy Hall
, U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of New York
Peter C. Harvey
, Partner, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Closing Remarks:
Xavier R. Donaldson
, Partner, Donaldson & Chilliest LLP

Special Award Presentation to: 
Honorable David N. Dinkins, 106th Mayor of New York City

Sponsored by:
Office for Diversity & Inclusion, Deborah Martin Owens, Executive Director

Co-sponsored by:
Deloitte LLP
Howard University School of Law Alumni Club of New York City
La Maison Michelle, Barbados, Luxury Spa Villa
Mayer Brown LLP

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