In conjunction with the special exhibition Macon Bolling Allen: the First African American Lawyer in the United States (on display until March 31), three experts in the legal field will discuss Mr. Allen’s perseverance on his journey to becoming the first African American lawyer, as well as his impact and legacy in the legal field. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Jacqueline Hudson, Exhibitions Content Developer at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Guests include:
- Mr. Remington Jackson, president of the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati
- Mr. Conway Ekpo, co-founder of 1844, a legal advocacy group for African American male lawyers
- Mr. John Browning, a lawyer, former appellate justice, and a law professor at Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama.