Fred D. Gray, the civil rights attorney for Rosa Parks, will present a free public lecture entitled “Bus Ride to Justice,” followed by a question and answer session, at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 in Baldwin Auditorium.
Gray came to prominence working with Martin Luther King Jr., E.D. Nixon and Rosa Parks during the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955. In addition to other notable cases, he also represented plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit in the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.
In lieu of an honorarium from Truman, Gray requested a $10,000 donation be made to the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center. Ekklesia Campus Ministry has coordinated the effort to help raise those funds. They have received assistance from the Funds Allotment Council, Student Senate, the Communication Department, the School of Social and Cultural Studies, Multicultural Affairs Diversity Grant, the President’s Office and numerous private donations. For more information on how you can help raise additional funds by eating at Ruby Tuesday on Jan. 20, contact Barry Poyner at firstname.lastname@example.org.