In partnership with the Theatrical Outfit, the Center for Civil and Human Rights presents the play THURGOOD. This riveting narrative charts Thurgood Marshall's evolution from back-alley Baltimore, to Howard University law school, to his fight for equality in the South, all the way to a seat on the highest court in the land in 1967.
Afterwards, join us in a conversation with Fred Smith, Jr. a scholar of the federal judiciary and constitution law and Mawuli Mel Davis, civil rights and criminal defense attorney, moderated by Patrise Perkins-Hooker, Fulton County Attorney and immediate past president of the Georgia State Bar Association.
About Fred Smith, Jr.
Fred Smith, Jr. is currently Visiting Professor at Emory University Law School and Assistant Professor of Law at Berkeley Law School. He clerked for Judge Myron Thompson of the Middle District of Alabama; Judge Barrington D. Parker, Jr. of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; and Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the United States Supreme Court. He also worked as a fellow for a litigation boutique, Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP in Atlanta.
He earned his JD at Stanford Law School and BA (with honors), Harvard College.
About Mawuli Mel Davis
Mawuli Mel Davis is a founding partner of the Davis Bozeman Law Firm where he leads the firm’s Civil Rights and Criminal Defense Sections. He was awarded the Eleanor Norton Holmes/Thurgood Marshall Award for his outstanding contribution as a law student and the recipient of the Georgia State University Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Torch of Peace. As an attorney-activist, Davis’ organizing efforts range from working with gang members in Chicago to participating in the United Nations World Conference Against Racism in South Africa. He has won numerous awards and recognitions for his community engagement...
Davis holds a B.A. from the United States Naval Academy, a MPA from Bowie State University, and his J.D. from Georgia State University.