Gray served as the attorney in key civil rights cases and spoke about these experiences, referencing his role as attorney to Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and Claudette Colvin. He also spoke about his role as leader of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Gray’s legal victory in the federal courts ended the bus boycott. The timing of Gray’s presence is intentional in light of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Riders. Visit www.fredgray.net to read more.
In addition, the University presented Gray with the first-ever J. V. Morsch Center for Social Justice Award in recognition of his advancement of social justice.
All portions of the event were held in Trevecca Community Church of the Nazarene. This event was free and open to the public.
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