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Page of program for an event commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and desegregation in education. Part of the event included the 97th John A. Sibley Lecture at the University of Georgia School of Law, given on April 7, 2004 by Chester C. Davenport, the first African American graduate of the UGA School of Law. Other speakers and panelists at the event included UGA Law professor Larry Blount, Judge Robert Benham, Georgia's first African American Supreme Court justice, Sharon Tucker, UGA Law's first African American female graduate and law professor at Albany State University, and Judge Horace T. Ward, the first African American student to challenge the racially discriminatory practices at the University of Georgia School of Law and the first African American to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The illustration is of Hirsch Hall.

xtent: 12.97 in. x 9.98 in. (32.94 cm x 25.35 cm) program

Subject: Davenport, Chester C., 1940-

Note: This item was digitized in 2021 thanks to a subgrant from the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG). All images were made freely available and accessible in 2022.


Law schools--Georgia||University of Georgia. School of Law||Speeches, addresses, etc.||Brown, Oliver, 1918- --Trials, litigation, etc.||Topeka (Kan.). Board of Education--Trials, litigation, etc.||African Americans--Segregation||Civil rights movements--Georgia||African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia||Education, Higher--Georgia||United States. Supreme Court||Anniversaries--United States||African American lawyers||African American judges||African American law students||African American law teachers||John A. Sibley lectures in law||Segregation in education--Georgia||African Americans--Education


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