WMU-Cooley Lansing Campus Hosts Black History Month Event “Black Attorneys and Black Radicalism in the Global Freedom Struggle”

Pamela Brown, David Kalonji Walton, Leland J. Mack, Deja Sweeney

Pictured left to right WMU-Cooley Phi Alpha Delta President Pamela Brown; Michigan State University Professor in the Department of Africology and African American Studies, David Kalonji Walton; WMU-Cooley graduate and LL.M. student, Leland J. Mack; and WMU-Cooley Black Law Student Association President, Deja Sweeney.

In recognition of Black History Month, several student organizations from WMU-Cooley Law School’s Lansing campus hosted an open discussion on “Black Attorneys and Black Radicalism in the Global Freedom Struggle.” MSU professor and dual doctoral candidate David Kalonji Walton spoke at the Feb. 28 event.

Walton spoke about African American and South African history, and answered questions from law students about various roles attorneys play in aiding minority populations. The presentation was coordinated by WMU-Cooley’s Black Law Students Association, Student Bar Association Academic Committee, Seventh Creative Group, and the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity.

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