Honoring Toni Morrison: The Civil Rights of Lynching Then and Now CLE (EYL191007)

October 7, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

CBA Law Center

30 Bank St New Britain, Connecticut United States

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About the Program

In Toni Morrison’s 1989 book, Beloved, she discusses the history of American slavery and vividly describes the mutilation of black bodies during lynchings. In light of her recent passing, this CLE will discuss the history of lynching in the United States and how Civil Rights laws have evolved over time to remedy it. We will read specific passages from Beloved, discuss the Civil Rights Act and what we can learn from this history, and what Toni Morrison has left behind with her words.

You Will Learn

  • The history of lynching in the United States
  • The evolution of Civil Rights laws to remedy lynching
  • The influence Toni Morrison had on Civil Rights

Who Should Attend

Any attorney interested in learning more about Toni Morrison’s contributions to Civil Rights and the evolution of Civil Rights laws in the United States.


(Includes a light dinner, electronic materials, and parking in the public garage at 35 Bank St)
CBA Member $40
Crawford Bar Member $40
Non-member $80
Student Member $15


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Audrey E. Kerr
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven
Ndidi N. Moses
US Attorney's Office
New Haven


Kevin Roy 
Kevin M. Roy
Shipman & Goodwin LLP

CLE Credit

CT: 2.0 CLE Credits (Ethics)
NY: 2.0 CLE Credits (D&I)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for transitional and non-transitional credits. Financial hardship information available upon request.

*Electronic materials are included in the price of the seminar. Any materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. No paper copies will be provided unless purchased separately. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been sent. Cancellations made less than 2 business days prior to event are non-refundable.


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