The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States, will speak at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University Law School at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 17, 2010. The ceremony comes on the heels of two generous gifts made to the Law School, including a combined gift from the Henry Ford II Fund and the Edsel B. Ford II Fund and a gift from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
The Keith Center honors the life and legacy of Judge Keith by carrying out his vision for civil rights. The Keith Center will advance learning, attract talented faculty, students and lecturers, enhance programming, and promote civil rights in one of the most culturally rich and diverse cities in the United States. The Keith Center will have active programs of legal studies and will promote community engagement.
The 10,000-square-foot Keith Center building will feature an exhibit area, meeting space, conference space and a 60-person lecture hall. An exhibit area featuring Judge Keith’s life and work and focusing on civil rights will also serve as a reception area for the Law School’s clinics.
This event is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, please contact Wayne Law at (313) 577-3113. We look forward to seeing you at the event!
Wayne State University Board of Governors
Richard Bernstein, chair; Tina Abbott, vice-chair; Debbie Dingell,
Eugene Driker, Diane L. Dunaskiss, Paul E. Massaron,
Annetta Miller, Gary S. Pollard, Jay Noren, ex officio