Lectures & Classes

Willis Graves and the Fight for Fair Housing

When: Tue., May 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 2019

Willis Graves fought for justice his entire life. From the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, to Thurgood Marshall and the struggle against racial covenants, to Clarence Darrow and the Ossian Sweet trials, learn about this key figure in the civil rights movement and efforts to preserve his homeplace in Raleigh, North Carolina. Presentation by Myrick Howard, President, Preservation North Carolina Sponsored by Preservation Detroit, Wayne State University Law School, Detroit Historical Society, Michigan Historic Preservation Network, and Wolverine Bar Association Reception: 5:30p Presentation: 6p Partrich Auditorium at the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights

Price: Free

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