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Black to The Future: The Harsh Realities Of “Living While Black” In The 21st Century, And Where We Go from Here

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The current state of racial polarization is nothing new to a nation built on the shameful legacy of slavery. The vestiges of slavery continue to permeate United States institutions, including our political and educational systems. This panel explores the context of current inequities impacting African-Americans and the role of both the citizen and the lawyer in dismantling policies and practices that perpetuate inequity and undermine the life experiences and outcomes of many African-Americans today.


  • Cynthia A. Swann (Moderator),  President | Swann Group
  • Beth D. Jacob, Former Senior Supervising Attorney | Southern Poverty Law Center
  • C. Elisia Frazier, Former Section Chair | ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice; Former In-House Counsel | 3 Fortune 500 companies
  • Juan R. Thomas, General Counsel | Morehouse College National Alumni Association; Of Counsel | Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.

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