A recording of this speech from the University of Georgia Law Library archival collection was digitally preserved from audio cassette tape to digital in 2023 and made publicly available in 2024. Digitization, metadata creation, and increased discoverability of this record was made possible thanks to a grant from the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council. The primary archival object is a digitized audio cassette recording of Heflin's speech. Attached are related supporting files including the digitized event program.


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Howell Heflin, senior U.S. Senator from Alabama, challenged law students and faculty to get involved in statewide issues-including education and race relations-at Law Day 1988, April 23. Heflin made his remarks as Law Day's keynote speaker in outside ceremonies attended by members of the law school, university, and Athens communities. Distinguished Service Scroll awarded to Marion T. Pope, Jr. and Frank W. Seiler.

A full summary of this event was published in the Advocate Magazine Volume 23, Issue 2, Spring 1988 on page 12: https://digitalcommons.law.uga.edu/advocate/vol23/iss2/1/