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2017 C. Clyde Ferguson Lecture

January 21, 2017




The Annual C. Clyde Ferguson Lecture, held on January 19, 2017, focused on “Black Economic Empowerment: Racial Wealth Disparities.” National Bar Association President Kevin D. Judd and other leaders discussed how African American households could close the wealth gap.  Judd, a 1992 HUSL graduate, stressed the importance of business ownership as one way to build wealth. Alicia Plerhoples, Professor of Law at Georgetown Law School and Kilolo Kijakazi, Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute, rounded out the robust discussion. Howard law professor W. Sherman Rogers moderated the program.


The C. Clyde Ferguson Jr. Lecture is sponsored annually by the Howard Human and Civil Rights Law Review. Part of the proceedings from the program will be published in an upcoming edition.


A video of the lecture is available on Minority Counselor TV's website here.



Black Economic Empowerment: Racial Wealth Disparities

Keynote Speaker:

Kevin D. Judd (HUSL ’92)
President, National Bar Association


Alicia Plerhoples
Professor of Law, Georgetown Law School


Kilolo Kijakazi

Institute Fellow, Urban Institute


Moderated By:


W. Sherman Rogers
Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law

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