A gala to celebrate the 50th anniversary of integration at Clemson, featuring speaker Charles Ogletree, the Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, and Founding and Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at Harvard University. Ogletree is a prominent legal theorist who has earned an international reputation by taking a hard look at complex issues of law and by working to secure the rights guaranteed by the Constitution for everyone equally under the law. Harvard Law School’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice is named in honor of the visionary lawyer who spearheaded the litigation in Brown v. Board of Education that focuses on a variety of issues relating to race and justice.
The pre-reception will feature an art exhibit by Jonathon Romain, painter, photographer, entrepreneur, speaker and advocate. He has been an artist for most of his life and a successful gallery owner for 15 years.
Romain is preparing an original commemorative art piece in tribute to Clemson University’s 50th anniversary of integration. He will unveil his commemorative art piece and display other works of original art. A limited number of original commemorative art and other original art works will be available for purchase as well as a limited number of prints. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of art will benefit the University’s Diversity Excellence Fund.
Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Madren Conference Center, Ballroom A & B
230 Madren Center Dr., Clemson, SC 29634, USA