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The 50th Anniversary of the Landmark Voting Rights Act
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The 50th Anniversary of the Landmark Voting Rights Act: A past, present and future look at voting rights in America

When: 08/10/2015
5:15 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Tull Auditorium, Emory University School of Law
1301 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30322
United States
Contact: (404) 521-0781

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A past, present and future look at voting rights in America.

Honoring civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis. Featuring a distinguished panel of voting rights authorities.


Reception: 5:15 p.m. -6:00 p.m.
Program: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


$30 per person
Includes two drink tickets and hors d'oeuvres.



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Voting Rights Panel Discussion

Moderated by Moderated by CNN News Anchor Fredricka Whitfield 


Debo P. Adegbile

Partner, Wilmer Hale, Counsel in landmark U.S. Supreme Court Shelby County v. Holder Case 

Barbara R. Arnwine 

Executive Director Emerita of The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Jason Carter
Former Georgia State Senator, Partner at Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP

Anne W. Lewis 
Partner, Strickland Brockington Lewis LLP, General Counsel of Georgia Republican Party

Sam Olens 
Attorney General for the State of Georgia


A Conversation with Congressman John Lewis and Fred Gray

Led by Monica Kaufman Pearson


Fred Gray | view bio 
Veteran civil rights attorney Fred Gray's legal career began in the midst of America's modern day civil rights movement. Currently, he is senior partner at the law firm of Gray, Langford, Sapp, McGowan, Gray & Nathanson; which has law offices in Tuskegee and Montgomery, Alabama. He served as President of the Alabama State Bar Association in 2002, becoming the first African-American to hold the position.

Congressman John Lewis | view bio
Often called  "one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced," John Lewis has dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he calls "The Beloved Community” in America.   His dedication to the highest ethical standards and moral principles has won him the admiration of many of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the United States Congress.

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