SCSJ ED Anita Earls will be on a panel discussion for the teach-in, which will focus on racial bias in the American legal system during and since the institution of Jim Crow laws and slavery.
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In celebration of Constitution Day, NCCU is sponsoring a daylong Teach-In on September 17, at the School of Law. The focus for 2010 is on racial bias in the American legal system during and since the institution of Jim Crow laws and slavery. Scheduled events include luncheon speaker Rev. William Barber, President of the North Carolina NAACP and a panel discussion.
Among the featured panelists will be Darryl Hunt, who was exonerated after a capital punishment conviction. Other panelists include Ken Rose of the Center for Death Penalty Litigation; James Coleman of Duke University School of Law; Charmaine Fuller Cooper of the N.C. Justice For Victims Of Sterilization Foundation; Cassandra Stubbs of the ACLU Capital Punishment Project; Anita Earls of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, and Dennis Gaddy of the Community Success Initiative. Events will be begin at 9:30 a.m., and end with the unveiling ceremony of a mural of the United States Constitution by famed artist Michael Brown at 4 p.m. Rhodes Scholar, author and Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Randall Kennedy is the guest speaker.
The unveiling ceremony is open to invited guests and news media only.
NCCU’s Constitution Day 2010 is sponsored by the Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change; the NCCU Law School American Constitution Society; NCCU Black Law Student Association; Constitutional Law and Civil Rights Society and North Carolina Central University School of Law and is open to the public.
The mural unveiling is funded by support from the John William Pope Foundation.
In addition to the scheduled events, there will be a Blackboard course with readings and other resources for context and further discussion. For more information about the Teach-In and the Blackboard course, please contact Dr. Jarvis A. Hall at (919) 530-7256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: NCCU School of Law