Buck Franklin Civil Rights Memorial Lecture featuring Deborah L Rhode
Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Director, Center on the Legal Profession, E.W. McFarland Professor of Law, Stanford Law School.
Her lecture is entitled “Diversity & Gender Equity in the Profession”. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.
About The Buck Colbert Franklin Memorial Civil Rights Lecture
The Franklin Lecture honors one of the first black attorneys in Tulsa and Oklahoma. In the aftermath of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, Franklin served his community and his profession by assisting victims of the riot. Working from a tent because his office and home were destroyed during the riot, he represented clients, filed briefs, and fought back against the injustice of the riot and the city's assault on the black community in Tulsa. He won a critical court decision striking down a city ordinance designed to prevent blacks from rebuilding their homes in Tulsa. The lecture also honors the legacy of his son, the distinguished historian John Hope Franklin, who delivered the first lecture in the series.