Announcements and Events Forum
THE CIVIL RIGHTS WORLD IN ALABAMA
ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY
ArchiTreats: Food for Thought continues another year of informative talks on Alabama history at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.
Join us at noon on Thursday, February 28, 2013, as Fred D. Gray presents The Civil Rights World in Alabama, 1961- 1963. This presentation is in conjunction with the statewide Becoming Alabama initiative.
Fred David Gray, a native of Montgomery who now lives in Tuskegee, is in the general practice of law specializing in civil rights litigation. His legal career spans more than 55 years and includes notable cases such as City of Montgomery v. Rosa Parks; State of Alabama v. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Aurelia A. Browder, et al v. W.A. Gayle, et al; and Gomillion v. Lightfoot, which laid the foundation for the concept of "one man. one vote". One of the first African Americans to serve in the Alabama Legislature since Reconstruction, Gray was also the first African American elected as president of the Alabama State Bar Association (2002-2003). He is the founder of the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center in Tuskegee.
This commemoration event is one in a series of programs affiliated with Becoming Alabama, a statewide partnership of state agencies, historical groups, and cultural organizations to commemorate the coinciding anniversaries of the Creek War and War of 1812, the Civil War, and major events in the civil rights movement. For more information on Becoming Alabama, visit http://www.archives.alabama.gov/BA/.