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Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 6:00pm

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King Lecture Series - Livestream : From the Hilltop to the White House

September 20, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

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A Global Conversation On Reparations

June 18, 2021, 1:30 PM

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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

The Thurgood Marshall Center is sending firm and proud support of Judge Jackson’s nomination. The Center believes that she will be a necessary and substantial contribution to the Supreme Court. The Center’s faith is that Judge Jackson will continue the tradition of challenging the American legal system to address previous and current injustices in order to create a brighter future for us all. Congratulations Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson once again from the Thurgood Marshall Center!

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The Role of Black Americans in Human Rights and International Affairs

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The Gwendolyn S. & Colbert I. KING, Endowed Chair in Public Policy present, A Conversation with The Honorable Linda Thomas-Greenfield

April 20th, 2022 at 6:00 pm EDT 


  • Donna Brazile, Former Interim Chairwoman, Democratic National Committee (DNC)
  • The Honorable Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Justin Hansford, J.D., Director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center, Howard University

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UN Human Rights Council 49th Session Virtual Side Event 

Equity and Inclusion of Racial, Ethnic, and Religious Minority Groups in Healthy Democracies

March 24th, 2022 at 9:00 am EDT 

In this event, member state and civil society representatives will address how the inclusion of racial, ethnic, and religious minority groups strengthens democracy and public safety. Panelists will also address the importance of inclusion to the sustainability of democracies globally.

For more information, please visit the website, or register here

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Reparations 2022 Conference 

An online event, April 1 & 2 from 9:00 am EDT to 4:30 pm

Reparations 2022 Conference is an in person convening that will gather in DC to examine ways to expand the African American Redress Network's reparations work, explore collaborations, consider next steps, and discuss avenues of sustainability. 

Learn more about the event, or register for the event