Robert Wilkins: Long Road to Hard Truth
February 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The 100-Year Mission to Create
The National Museum of African American History and Culture
We are delighted to announce a special event for students and faculty. The Honorable Robert L. Wilkins – DC Circuit Court of Appeals Judge, author, and father of Senior Alim and former Latin student Bakari – will speak about the century-long struggle to establish a museum honoring African American history. Judge Wilkins will share the story as described in his book, Long Road to Hard Truth, including his contributions to the process as Chairman of of the Site and Building Committee of the Presidential Commission established by Congress in 2001.
Judge Wilkins has a long career in the legal profession, including serving as a DC Public Defender, an attorney in private practice, District Court Judge, and now as a DC Circuit Court of Appeals judge appointed by President Obama.He was also personally involved in the landmark racial profiling case against the Maryland State Police in the 1990s.
Judge Wilkins will also speak in March on the same topic in the evening, an event for parents and other members of the extended Washington Latin community.