Friday, March 06, 2009

Luncheon with African-American Author Sheryll Cashin

Sheryll CashinThe Alabama Bench and Bar Historical Society and the Birmingham Public Library invite you to attend the first annual meeting and luncheon of the historical society to hear guest speaker Sheryll Cashin.

Sheryll Cashin was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama, by parents who were political activists. She is a Professor of Law at Georgetown University, teaches such subjects as Constitutional Law and Race and American Law, and writes about race relations and inequality in America. Her new book, The Agitator’s Daughter: A Memoir of four Generations of One Extraordinary African-American Family traces the arc of American race relations through generations of her family.

book jacketProfessor Cashin worked in the Clinton White House as an advisor on urban and economic policy, particularly concerning community development in inner-city neighborhoods. She was law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and Judge Abner Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. She graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. As a Marshall Scholar, she went on to receive a masters in English Law, with honors, from Oxford University in 1986 and a J.D., with honors, from Harvard Law School, in 1989, where she was a member of the Harvard Law Review.

After the luncheon, Alabama Booksmith will host a book signing.

Date: Friday, April 17, 2009
Time: noon
Place: The Club, Birmingham, Alabama
Cost: $20.00 for ABBHS members $25.00 for non-members; Tables for eight are available for $160.00

Tickets should be reserved prior to April 3rd.

Mail checks to:
ABBHS
P.O. Box 722
Montgomery, AL 36101-0722

For more information about the luncheon:
Email Jane Garrett at rjgarrett@alabamabenchandbar.org or call 334-229-0565.

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