Hidden Legal Figures

26 February 2019 - 85 Park Place NE
Atlanta, 30303 United States

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

Emory Law School

Reflections on representing Martin Luther King, Jr., presented by W. J. Micheal  "Mike" Cody - February 9, 2018

Mercer Law School

Reflections on Judge William Augustus Bootle, presented by Manley Brown, Ella Carter, Pat Longon, and Andrew Manis, moderated by Charles Richardson - April 12, 2018

UGA Law School

Athens Chief Magistrate Judge Patricia Barron moderated a conversation focused on "memories, milestones, and mentors" featuring reflections from Ken Dious, John Mell, Clark, and Willie Woodruff - University of Georgia School of Law, October 16, 2018

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."