For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law

2006-11-11

Renowned Equal Rights Activist to Speak at UW Law School

Charles OgletreeSEATTLE - The University of Washington School of Law will host a book signing and lecture by Charles Ogletree, Harvard Law School Professor and Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Friday, December 1, 2006, 12:30-2:00 p.m., in William H. Gates Hall Room 138. 

Ogletree will also read from his latest books, From Lynch Mobs to the Killing State: Race and the Death Penalty in America (New York University Press, 2006) and All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half-Century of Brown v. Board of Education (W.W. Norton & Company, 2004).

Ogletree is a prominent legal theorist who has made an international reputation for his work with equal rights.  In 2006, he was named by Ebony Magazine as one of the 100+ Most Influential Black Americans. He was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the National Black Law Students Association, where he served as National President from 1977-78. Ogletree also received the first ever Rosa Parks Civil Rights Award given by the City of Boston, the Hugo A. Bedau Award given by the Massachusetts Anti-Death Penalty Coalition, and Morehouse College‚Äôs Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Prize.

This event is part of the UW School of Law Gates Public Service Law Program.