Frederick Douglass’ Impact on Justice and Equality for All
Date: Mar 19, 2024 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Member Price: $143
Non-Member Price: $179
Section Price: $135
Areas of Law: Diversity, For All Attorneys
Earn up to 2.4 credits, including 2.4 in Diversity! (More Information)
- Wanda M. Akin, Esq.
- Wanda M Akin & Associates, Newark
- Donald L. Dowridge, Jr.
- As Frederick Douglass
A History Meets CLE Presentation!
Join us for a captivating program as we delve into the remarkable life and enduring legacy of Frederick Douglass, a towering figure in American history. Through a riveting portrayal by Donald Dowridge, Douglass’ pivotal role as an abolitionist, fighter for women’s rights and advocate for education will come to life before your eyes.
Douglass’ legacy serves as a testament to the power of determination and legal advocacy. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the legal foundations that underpin the pursuit of justice and equality in the United States. Dowridge will be interviewed by Wanda M. Akin, Esq., an experienced trial lawyer, adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law and at Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations.
Join us for a transformative experience that will inspire and inform your legal practice.
Topics for the program include:
- A Man of Extraordinary Strength and Bravery: Learn about Douglass’ early life as an enslaved child, his realization of the connection between literacy and freedom, his brave show of strength against a “slave-breaker” and his daring escape to freedom.
- A Black Lawyer Helped Shape His Future: David Ruggles was arguably the first full-time Black activist in the United States. He found Douglass on the streets of New York and saved him from being captured by slave hunters. He operated New York’s first library and bookstore for black people, edited and sold newspapers and magazines, and founded a Black high school and a literary society. His hunger for knowledge and call to activism shaped Douglass’ philosophy and future.
- Explore the Legal Landscape: Gain insights into Douglass’ advocacy for equality for Black people and women. Learn how he used his great intellect, education and talent for oration to fight for an end to slavery and women’s suffrage. Douglass was an author, newspaper owner and holder of high federal appointments, including as the U.S. Marshal for the District of Columbia. He fought for equality through all these great achievements.
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