2018 Lane Lecture
Fred Gray, who defended Claudette Colvin and Rosa Parks on disorderly conduct charges after their 1955 refusals to move to the back of buses during the Montgomery Bus Boycott protesting segregated transportation in the Alabama capital, was the 2018 Lane Lecturer. His talk, titled “Civil Rights Then and Now: A Conversation with Fred Gray,” took on a discussion format with students from the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) joining Gray, took place from 4 to 5 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 15, in the Hixson-Lied Auditorium at the Harper Center on Creighton’s campus.
Interim dean Michael J. Kelly, JD, LLM, gave an opening address, with Creighton University President, the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, awarding Gray with the 2018 Presidential Citation.
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