Honoring the Life and Legacy of Virgil Hawkins

Published: September 18th, 2018

Category: News

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.


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