Celebrate Black History Month by joining us for a diversity dialogue with The Honorable Judge Robert L. Wilkins, hosted by Potomac Law and Harvard Law School Executive Education. Judge Wilkins will share stories and experiences from his book Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100-Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture, including two decades of his own involvement with many other advocates, like the late civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis (who sponsored the legislation to create the Museum) and fellow members of the Presidential Commission (who planned, sited, and built the Museum).
A graduate of Harvard Law School, Judge Wilkins provides unique perspective on the challenges of racial discrimination, having worked as a DC Public Defender for 12 years, having served as the ACLU’s lead plaintiff in a landmark “driving while black” case that led to reformed police profiling practices, and having presided more than 10 years now as a federal judge (the last 7 years on the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit). Learn more about Judge Wilkins’ life and career at historymakers.org.
February 25th, 2021
4:00 - 5:00 pm ET