Federal courts offering free CLE for Black History Month

The federal courts and other agencies in the Southern District of Indiana are offering a free CLE this month honoring an Indiana legend as part of their annual Black History Month event.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the Bankruptcy Court, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Marshals Service and Indiana Federal Community Defenders Inc. will host A’Lelia Bundles, the great-great granddaughter of Madam C.J. Walker, from 2 to 3 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Birch Bayh Federal Building and United States Courthouse at 46 East Ohio St. in Indianapolis. Bundles’ presentation, “An Amazing Partnership of Business and Law: Madam C.J. Walker and Attorney F.B. Ransom,” will focus on the relationship between Walker and her attorney.

Walker, who was born to former slaves nearly 150 years ago, was a philanthropist and one of the country’s first female self-made millionaires. She set up a laboratory in beauty school in Indianapolis in 1910 and is the namesake of the Madame Walker Theatre Center on Indiana Avenue.

One hour of CLE credit for the free event is pending approval. Musical entertainment will be provided by the North Central High School Northernaires gospel choir. Registration is not required.

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