Dr. Mary McLoud Bethune’s Impact on Civil and Voting Rights

Date: Nov 14, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $140

Non-Member Price: $175

Event Code: I138723

Areas of Law: Diversity

Earn up to 2.4 credits, including 2.4 in Diversity! (More Information)





Wanda M. Akin, Esq.
Wanda M Akin & Associates, Newark
Ersula K. Odom
Sula Too LLC

A History-Meeting CLE Presentation!

Join us for a captivating program as we delve into the remarkable life and enduring legacy of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, a towering figure in American history. Through a riveting portrayal by Ersula Knox Odom, Dr. Bethune's pivotal role in the civil rights and voting rights movements will come to life before your eyes.

  • Explore the legal landscape: Gain insights into the legal challenges faced by African Americans in the early 20th Century and the critical role Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune played in advocating for their rights.
  • Voting rights advancements: Examine the intersection of civil rights and voting rights through Dr. Bethune's tireless efforts to empower black citizens to exercise their right to vote, leading to a greater representation of Black Americans in federal positions.
  • Inspiring legal advocacy: Discover how Dr. Bethune's advocacy for voting rights and equal representation laid the foundation for further legal advancements in civil rights, leaving an indelible mark on the ongoing struggle for justice and equality in the United States.

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune's legacy serves as an enduring testament to the power of determination and legal advocacy. Her profound impact on US laws, her instrumental role in the civil rights movement, and her unwavering commitment to equality make her a figure whose influence continues to resonate today.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to witness a mesmerizing portrayal of Dr. Bethune, and gain a deeper understanding of the legal foundations that underpin the ongoing pursuit of justice and equality in our nation. Join us for a transformative experience that will inspire and inform your legal practice.

Ersula K. Odom as Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune

Interviewed by Wanda M. Akin, Esq.

Ersula K. Odom is CEO of Sula Too LLC, a legacy writer, the author, and co-author of several books including African Americans of Tampa and her poetic memoir – At Sula’s Feet. She is a motivational speaker, creates legacy walls, and portrays Mary McLeod Bethune as a one-person show.

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.4 hours of total CLE credit, including 2.4 in Diversity (Full Credits Available: NJ Beginner Diversity : 2.4).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Diversity Non-Transitional: 2.0
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 2.0
$8.00 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program


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