Kirby Hall of Civil Rights Auditorium
Mark Curriden, Author of Contempt of Court: The Turn-of-the-Century Lynching that Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism
A century ago, the case of a young black man from Tennessee dramatically changed our justice system and redefined the practice of law. The amazing story of Ed Johnson and his two lawyers was buried in dusty old law books. But lawyer and journalist Mark Curriden brings it to life in an extraordinary presentation based on his bestselling book, Contempt of Court: The Turn-of-the-Century Lynching that Launched a Hundred Years of Federalism.
The program will begin with refreshments at 5:00pm in the Kirby Hall of Civil Rights foyer. The talk begins at 5:30pm and will be followed by a panel discussion with audience participation. Panelists include: Dr. Wendy Wilson-Fall, Associate Professor and Chair of Africana Studies; Dr. John Kincaid, Ph.D., Professor of Government and Law and Director of Meyner Center, and Prince Altee Thomas, Esq. - Fox Rothschild LLP, Philadelphia, and moderated by Jaciel Cordoba, news anchor for WFMZ 69 news.
This program is part of an ongoing collaboration between the Office of Intercultural Development, the Easton Boys and Girls Club, and Judge Jack Panella of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.