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Howard University

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Howard University School of Law

Brown@50 Dedication Ceremony for "Marching Toward Justice" Exhibit


May 17, 2004

Before the ceremony.  Foreground:  Roderick D. Gillum (General Motors VP of Corporate Relations and Diversity); Judge Damon Keith; Prof. Okianer Christian Dark (HUSL Brown@50 Program Chair)

Before the ceremnony:  Ossie Davis, Dean Schmoke, Ruby Dee, Patricia Worthy, Lauren Jenkins*

Tamar Meekins (HUSL Professor) before the ceremony*



Honorable Annice Wagner, Chief Judge, D.C. Court of Appeals*

Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Judge Damon J. Keith, Dean Kurt Schmoke*

L. Douglas Wilder, Former Governor of Virginia*

Lauren Jenkins, singing*

Frank Wu & guest

Gov. Wilder, Judge Keith, & guest & Altheria Myers*

Ossie Davis


Entrance to the Exhibit

Endless posing*


Ossie Davis & Dean Schmoke *

Ruby Dee, Kurt Schmoke, Prof. Alice Gresham Bullock

Judge Keith and Assoc. Dean Patricia Worthy

Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee, Master and Mistress of Ceremonies*

Irvin D. Reid, Pres. Wayne State University (Detroit)*

Ruby Dee*

Judge Linn (Federal Circuit) & Patricia Linn: Karen Lawson and Prof. Warner Lawson*

Rita Dove, past Poet Laureate of the United States*


Prof. Okianer Christian Dark, Brown@50 Program Chair

Judge Keith


Charles Hamilton Houston III*

Prof. Okianer Christian Dar

Cutting the Ribbon, l to r: Roderick D. Gillum, Rita Dove, Irvin D. Reid, Ossie Davis, Kurt Schmoke, Ruby Dee, Judge and Mrs. Keith, Gov. Wilder, Okianer Christian Dark

Guests in the exhibit



photos marked by * by Steven D. Jamar; other photos by Marvin T. Jones & Associates (copyright by HU)