Southern Indiana District Court to offer CLE on black history

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana will celebrate Black History Month by welcoming Marcia M. Anderson, the first African-American woman to achieve the rank of Major General in the U.S. Army and an attorney who spent more than 25 years as the clerk of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.

Anderson will present “Black Migrations: The Impact on Society and Social Justice in America,” examining how the many migrations of African-Americans during the 20th century changed urban populations, workplaces, electoral politics and education along with influencing the Civil Rights movement.

The event will begin at 2 p.m. May 3 in the William E. Steckler Ceremonial Courtroom at the Birch Bayh Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, 46 E. Ohio St., Indianapolis.

The program originally was planned for February to coincide with Black History Month, but the event had to be rescheduled to May.

The program is free and open to the public. One hour of continuing legal education credit has been approved for the program. Pre-registration is not required.

Musical entertainment also will be provided by recording artist Sharon “Bunnie” Moore of Indianapolis. Her first CD recording, “Glory To Your Name,” was nominated for the Rhythm of Gospel Independent Artist Awards in four categories.

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