The Renewed Civil Rights Movement

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Photography by Vicky Pink - Legal minds gathered as Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law hosted The Renewed Civil Rights Movement in honor of Black History Month. Gratz College president and world-renowned legal historian, Dr. Paul Finkelman and other distinguished thought leaders in civil rights, constitutional law and social policy took center stage to address the continual struggle for civil rights, racial/gender equality, equity in education, social justice and more. Afternoon Moderator Melinda Spaulding, along with a judicial panel comprised of several newly elected, Black female judges in Houston explored judicial fairness and inequalities in the civil and criminal courts. Some in attendance were Dr. Cortlan Wickliff, Martin Levy, and Dr. Reginal D. Harris.