Honoring the Life and Legacy of Virgil Hawkins
On November 1, 2018, the UF African American Studies Program will honor the late civil rights pioneer Virgil Hawkins from 2pm-3:30pm in the Chamber Room of the Reitz Union. Attorney Harley Hermann and members of Mr. Hawkins family will discuss his life’s work as an activist. As a result of Mr. Hawkins’ 1949 class-action lawsuit, the University of Florida eventually desegregated in 1958. We hope you can join us for this informative dialogue.