UW News

November 30, 2006

Equal rights activist to speak at law school

The UW School of Law will host a book signing and lecture by Charles Ogletree, Harvard Law School professor and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Friday, Dec. 1, 12:30-2 p.m., in 138 William H. Gates Hall.

Ogletree will also read from his latest books, From Lynch Mobs to the Killing State: Race and the Death Penalty in America and All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half-Century of Brown v. Board of Education.

Ogletree is a prominent legal theorist who has made an international reputation for his work with equal rights. In 2006, he was named by Ebony Magazine as one of the 100+ Most Influential Black Americans. He was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the National Black Law Students Association. Ogletree also received the first ever Rosa Parks Civil Rights Award given by the City of Boston.