The Mighty Walk, Selma to Montgomery, 1965

January 22, 2013, 1:00pm
University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Allen Courtroom
Sponsored by: University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law Office of the Dean, Black Law Students Association and the Diversity Committee
Registration Cost: Free

The Mighty Walk, Selma to Montgomery, 1965

Louisville attorney and Brandeis School of Law alum Stephen T. Porter will discuss his experiences during the Civil Rights Movement. Part of his talk, “The Mighty Walk, Selma to Montgomery, 1965” will spotlight the day during Spring 1967 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., visited the law school and addressed an overflowing crowd in the Allen Courtroom.
 
No food or drink is permitted in the Allen Courtroom.

For additional information about the Law School's Diversity Forum Series or the University of Louisville social justice and diversity, please visit the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research or the UofL Office of Diversity.

 

In this photo from 1967, Dr. King speaks to an overflowing crowd in the Brandeis School of Law Allen Courtroom

 

Left: Crowds were jostling to get a view of Dr. King and crowded outside at all of hte windows to the courtroom.

Photos courtesy of UofL Digital Collection: http://digital.library.louisville.edu/cdm/ref/collection/yearbooks/id/11...

 

For more information about this not-to-miss event, please contact Robin Harris at 502-852-6083.

Speaker Bios

Stephen T. Porter is a Louisville attorney who specializes in land use law, historic preservation and environmental law. He is an adjunct professor at University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law and is very involved in historical and neighborhood enhancement in his community.

Mr. Porter was the chairperson of the Brandeis School of Law's speakers committee when he was a student and arranged for Dr. King's appearance.