Civil Rights Attorney Constance Slaughter-Harvey to Speak at LSU

01/27/2014 03:54 PM

BATON ROUGE – Civil Rights Attorney Constance Slaughter-Harvey will speak at LSU on Friday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m. in the African American Culture Center Multipurpose Room. The event is co-sponsored by African and African American Studies, Department of History Department, Manship School of Mass Communications and the Department of English.

Slaughter-Harvey will speak on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. at Star Hill. Star Hill is located at 1400 North Foster Drive, Baton Rouge. Her appearance is part of the church’s Black History Month celebration.

Slaughter-Harvey is the first African-American female to receive a law degree from the University of Mississippi. She was the first African American female to serve as student government president at Tougaloo College (1967); to be appointed to serve as judge in Mississippi (1976); to be the president (first female) of the National Association of State Elections Directors (1991); executive director of the Governor’s Office of Human Development (1980-1984); and to serve as assistant secretary of state for elections, public lands and general Counsel for the State of Mississippi (1984-1995). Slaughter-Harvey’s commitment to social justice spans many decades and continues today.

For more information, contact Lori Latrice Martin, LSU associate professor in sociology and African & African American studies, at or 225-578-1785.

Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014