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: The Podcast will debut in October 2019.
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."