HIDDEN LEGAL FIGURES
NOAH PARDEN and JUDGE ELBERT PARR TUTTLE
FEBRUARY 26, 2019 - GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
One handled the appeal of a ghastly mob-lynching that resulted in a landmark United States Supreme Court case. The other led the greatest judicial efforts of the 20th century. Noah Parden and Judge Elbert Parr Tuttle were towering figures in the law, yet they are largely unknown to the general public.
Mark Curriden, author of the ABA award winning book, Contempt of Court and Prof. Anne Emanuel, author of Elbert Parr Tuttle: Chief Justice of the Civil Rights Revolution will be the featured presenters at Hidden Legal Figures: Conversations with the Unsung presented in partnership with the Georgia State University College of Law. Their reflection of the legal efforts that led to and shaped the modern civil rights movement promises to be unforgettable.
Book signing and reception immediately following.
About Hidden Legal Figures
Hidden Legal Figures: Conversations with the Unsung are the special events used to promote the traveling exhibit. These events feature notable speakers who provide either a first-person account of or richly researched reflections about the legal efforts associated with one of the most pivotal moments in American history - the Civil Rights Movement. The series began in February 2018 with programs held at each of our partner law schools throughout the state. In 2019, the series will continue in Georgia in partnership with local bar associations and expand to law schools in other states.
Hidden Legal Figures is supported, in part, by a Georgia Bar Foundation Fellows Grant.
"The Arc of Justice Project deserves a resounding and heartfelt thank you for finding and sharing the stories of these very courageous public servants. With strong sentiments set against change, their courage and commitment to the rule of law should be celebrated by all committed to a civil and just society such as ours. Congratulations to Derrick Pope and the dedicated professionals at the Arc." - Honorable Mark Anthony Scott, Chief Judge, DeKalb County (Georgia) Superior Court
Previously held programs
Hidden Legal Figures Spotlight: Donald Lee Hollowell
Donald Lee Hollowell ranks at the very top of those lawyers who made a heroic and vital contribution to the Civil Rights Movement. He was directly involved in some of the most important cases that shaped the landscape of the new American south. Highly regarded as a masterful legal technician, Hollowell became the principal civil rights lawyer in Georgia.
Learn more about Donald Lee Hollowell in this " spotlight on hidden legal figures."