The life and groundbreaking career of a famed civil rights lawyer who argued and won nine cases before the US Supreme Court is the focus of UT’s inaugural lecture series in African-American history. The Fleming-Morrow Distinguished Lecture in African-American History kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, with a look into the life of Constance Baker Motley, the first black woman appointed to the federal bench.
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A successful alumnus and businessman and a pioneering female historian who taught at UT for thirty-two years will headline this semester’s African American Trailblazer Series.
A noted educational researcher, an accomplished business leader, and a pioneering historian will be honored in this year’s African American Trailblazer Series.
As a member of the pioneering generation of black women historians at the nation’s historically white colleges and universities, Cynthia Griggs Fleming made a career out of making history. During Black History Month, colleagues of the professor emerita will honor her work at UT as well as the trails she blazed as a civil rights pioneer.
The civil rights movement of the 1960s was started and perpetuated by college students who risked their safety and even their lives for the cause. History professor Cynthia Fleming is taking her UT students back to the scene of these events to revisit history through firsthand accounts.