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Private Booker T. Spicely Symposium

September 22, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

featuring Margaret Burnham, University Distinguished Professor of Law and Affiliate Professor of African Studies at Northeastern University

A Carolina Public Humanities Co-Sponsored Symposium


Private Spicely was a U.S. Army Soldier stationed at Camp Butner, North Carolina. In 1944, during a visit to Durham he was shot to death by a Duke Power Company bus driver for allegedly violating the Jim Crow segregation laws prevalent at the time.

In 2014, Northeastern law student Shaneka Davis investigated Spicely’s case, while assigned to the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Center. Those efforts led to the formation of the Booker T. Spicely Committee spearheaded by local civil rights attorneys in North Carolina.

In 2023, Duke Energy Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant to NCCU School of Law Veterans Law Clinic to establish the Private Booker T. Spicely Endowed Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will benefit law students actively involved with and enrolled in the Veterans Law Clinic, and who are working on issues impacting the legal and civil rights of veterans.


DATE & TIME: Friday, September 22 | 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

LOCATION: NCCU Student Center | 511 Nelson Street, Durham, NC

The Private Booker T. Spicely Symposium is free and open to the public. You must register to attend.




September 22, 2023
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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NCCU Student Center
511 Nelson Street
Durham, NC 27707 United States
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