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Wednesday, January 23rd
6 — 7:30 p.m.
Unexampled Courage: A Conversation with Judge Richard Gergel
USC School of Law Auditorium : 1525 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Gergel is a United States District Judge renowned for presiding over some of the South Carolina’s most contentious lawsuits. On January 23, he will discuss his upcoming book Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring.
“Gergel is both an astute researcher and an engaging writer, bringing this significant story to vivid life … Civil rights history at its most compelling.” —Kirkus Reviews
Following Judge Gergel’s presentation responses will be offered by Armand Derfner, nationally renowned civil rights attorney, and I.S. Leevy Johnson, decorated lawyer and one of the first African Americans elected to the South Carolina General Assembly since Reconstruction. A reception and book signing will follow. The event is free, but registration is required.