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Honoring Toni Morrison: The Civil Rights of Lynching Then and Now

October 7, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Speakers: Kevin M. Roy

October 7, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

CBA Law Center
30 Bank Street
New Britain, CT

Kevin Roy will be a moderator during the Connecticut Bar Association's "Honoring Toni Morrison: The Civil Rights of Lynching Then and Now" event presented by the Young Lawyers Section.

To register for the event, please click here.

About the Program
In Toni Morrison’s 1989 book, Beloved, she discusses the history of American slavery and vividly describes the mutilation of black bodies during lynchings. In light of her recent passing, this CLE will discuss the history of lynching in the United States and how Civil Rights laws have evolved over time to remedy it. We will read specific passages from Beloved, discuss the Civil Rights Act and what we can learn from this history, and what Toni Morrison has left behind with her words.

You Will Learn

  • The history of lynching in the United States
  • The evolution of Civil Rights laws to remedy lynching
  • The influence Toni Morrison had on Civil Rights

Who Should Attend
Any attorney interested in learning more about Toni Morrison’s contributions to Civil Rights and the evolution of Civil Rights laws in the United States.

(Includes light dinner, electronic materials, and parking in the public garage at 35 Bank St)
CBA Member $40
Crawford Bar Member $40
Non-member $80
Student Member $15


Audrey E. Kerr
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven

Ndidi N. Moses
US Attorney's Office, New Haven

CLE Credit
CT: 2.0 CLE Credits (Ethics)
NY: 2.0 CLE Credits (D&I)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional credits. Financial hardship information available upon request.

*Electronic materials are included in the price of the seminar. Any materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. No paper copies will be provided unless purchased separately. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent. Cancellations made less than 2 business days prior to event are non-refundable.


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