Fred Gray Social Justice Seminar


In honor of one of the leading lawyers in the Civil Rights movement, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is pleased to present the inaugural

Fred Gray Social Justice Seminar
Honoring the Past, Looking to the Future: the Struggle for Civil and Human Rights

Friday, November 9, 2007

12:00 – 1:00 Luncheon – Invitation Only
In honor of Attorney Fred Gray and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights for their outstanding resilience and service.

1:00 – 3:30 Panel Discussion – The Public is Invited (Click here to register)
Confronting issues of Civil and Human Rights in 2007

  • The Struggle for Human Rights: Working for Justice, Opportunity, and Peace
    Jakada Imani, Executive Director
    Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
  • America’s Legal System: The Last Frontier for the Civil Rights Movement
    Attorney Gary Parker
  • Human Rights and the CIA’s “Extraordinary Rendition” Program
    Attorney Azadeh Shahshahani, Interim Legal Director
    ACLU of Georgia
  • Civil & Human Rights Issues Regarding Juveniles
    Susan Teaster, Senior Appellate Attorney
    Georgia Public Defender Standards Counsel

A veteran civil rights attorney from Alabama, Fred Gray represented Rosa Parks when she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus and was chief counsel during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Gray was also Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s first civil rights lawyer. Gray has been at the forefront of changing the social fabric of America regarding desegregation, integration, constitutional law, racial discrimination in voting, housing, education, jury service, farm subsidies, medicine and ethics. For more information about the work of Attorney Fred Gray, visit