OLLI at AU - A Museum for African Americans: 100 Years in the Making

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

OLLI at American University

4801 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

Room A (1st Floor)

Washington, DC 20016

View Map

Event description

Description

A Museum for African Americans: 100 Years in the Making

Judge Robert L. Wilkins of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit played a key role in the establishment of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, serving as the Chairman of the Site and Building Committee of the Presidential Commission whose work led to the Congressional authorization of the museum and the selection of its location. His book, Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100-Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture, will serve as the basis for his presentation.

Robert L. Wilkins was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2014. Following law school, Judge Wilkins served as a law clerk to the Honorable Earl B. Gilliam of the US District Court for the Southern District of California. In 1990, he joined the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, where he served first as a staff attorney and later as Special Litigation Chief. He was the lead plaintiff in Wilkins, et al. v. State of Maryland, a landmark civil rights lawsuit that inspired nationwide legislative and executive reform of police stop-and-search practices.

LOCATION: All spring lectures are held in the Spring Valley Building, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW, in Room A on the First Floor.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: The lecture hall holds 105 people. Due to limited seating, reservations through Eventbrite are required to attend lectures. Each registrant may reserve one seat. Your name must be on the list of registrants in order to enter the lecture and you must be in your seat five minutes before the lecture starts to guarantee your seat. Visit https://www.olli-dc.org/lecture_series_overview for more information.

Date and Time

Location

OLLI at American University

4801 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

Room A (1st Floor)

Washington, DC 20016

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved