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Racial Justice: South and North
September 17 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Panelists: Judge Olly Neal, Jr., (retired) Arkansas Court of Appeals & Judge Maxine Aldridge White, Wisconsin Court of Appeals
Moderators: Jan Wrede (Ripon College ’64) & Brian Smith, Co-Director of the Center for Politics and the People, Ripon College.
The Center for Politics and the People will host a ZOOM webinar panel on Constitution Day with two Appellate Court African-American judges who will discuss their comparative experiences in working for justice and human rights.
Judge Neal was the first African-American elected to the Arkansas Circuit Court in 1993 (and subsequently appointed to the Arkansas Court of Appeals in 1996). Judge White was elected to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court in 1992 and the first African American appointed to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals in 2020.
Questions for the panelists are based on Judge Olly Neal’s recent autobiography, “Outspoken; The Olly Neal Story, as told to Jan Wrede”. Little Rock, AK: Butler Center Books, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at the Central Arkansas Library System, 2020.
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