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Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture featuring William T. Coleman, Jr.

Date: 12:00pm PDT January 18, 2011 PST Location: Legal Research Center, Lewis & Clark Law School

The 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture speaker will be one of the nation’s true civil rights giants: William T. Coleman, Jr. Mr. Coleman was born in Philadelphia in 1920. His extraordinary accomplishments include: advisor to ten U.S. Presidents; Secretary of Transportation in the Ford Administration; 1995 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award; and 1997 recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award from the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. He was the first African-American to clerk for the U.S. Supreme Court. Coleman was a co-author of the legal brief in Brown v. Board of Education. He is also the former President of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and served as Counsel to the Warren Commission. In 2010, he published his autobiography, entitled Counsel for the Situation: Shaping the Law to Realize America’s Promise.

Mr. Coleman and his daughter, Lovida Jr., will give a talk on Mr. Coleman’s recent autobiography.  Mr. Coleman will be signing copies of his book, which will be available for sale in the Lewis & Clark Law School Bookstore.

Event Details

When: January 18, 2011, 12:00pm

Where: Legal Research Center, Lewis & Clark Law School, 10015 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR 97219

Cost: Free and open to the public

Contact: For more information, contact Ellen Kim at 503-768-6968

Lewis & Clark Law School’s Endowed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Speaker Series was made possible by the generous support of Lee Matthews ‘73 and Jacqueline Alexander ‘07.