Stories and Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement:
The Scottsboro Boys Case
The Mary Leonard Chapter (MLC) of OWLS and the State of Oregon Law Library (SOLL) are proud to welcome Ron Silver, retired Assistant U.S. Attorney and master storyteller, to give a presentation entitled “Stories and Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement,” including the the story of the Scottsboro Boys and associated court cases, Powell v. Alabama and Norris v. Alabama.
Ron Silver retired after 33 years with the U.S. Attorneys Office. During his career, he handled many civil rights cases. He has taught the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Oregon and Washington schools and in many federal agencies. Mr. Silver led student groups to Mississippi and Alabama to study the movement firsthand. He is a member of the Northwest Community Gospel Choir and the Northwest Freedom Singers.
This event will be held from 12:00 to 1:00pm on Thursday, June 14 at the State of Oregon Law Library, 1163 State Street, Salem, Oregon. Brown-bag lunches welcome.
One Access to Justice CLE credit will be sought. OWLS members $15, nonmembers $20, judicial law clerks and new admittees $10. Free to students and those not seeking CLE credit.