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Faegre Baker Daniels featured Judge Robert L. Wilkins at their 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance Event

In support of their commitment to diversity and inclusion, Faegre Baker Daniels is proud to continue its annual tradition of celebrating and remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement.

The one-hour lunch program on January 25, 2018, featured The Honorable Robert L. Wilkins, a judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Judge Wilkins played a key role in the establishment of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, serving as the Chairman of the Site and Building Committee of the Presidential Commission whose work led to the Congressional authorization of the museum and the selection of its location.

Judge Wilkin, author of Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100-Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture, detailed the history of the museum, starting with interest in 1915 to erect a monument to commemorate black soldiers’ participation in the Civil War because the were disinvited from the 1865 celebration parade to the grand opening of the Museum one hundred years later.

Biographical information from Judge Wilkin’s Goodreads profile

 

 

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