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 speaker 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 series began in February 2018 with programs held at each or our partner law schools throughout the state. The series will expand to law schools across the country in 2019. Hidden Legal Figures is supported, in part, by a grant from the Georgia Bar Foundation.


"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

State Bar Annual Meeting

Reflections on Donald Lee Hollowell and C.B. King - Drum Majors for Justice panel discussion, June 8, 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