SGR’s P. Andrew Patterson was among 120 outstanding men and women who were recognized during the Celebration of Civil Rights Milestones program on June 3, 2015, by the State Bar of Georgia for their contributions in the struggle for integration and equality during the late 1950s to 1970s. Highlights of the celebration included a youth participation segment, seminars involving the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, and a panel discussion about the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery marches.
The honorees played an active part in the Civil Rights Movement as financiers, lawyers, organizers or activists, working diligently to fight racial injustice. They helped elect Maynard Jackson to the Board of Aldermen; defended Martin Luther King Jr. and other members of his team; and enforced housing and other civil rights legislation as federal appointees in EEOC and HUD agencies. The honorees blazed trails that changed the course of history in Georgia. A plaque in recognition of the honorees will be displayed in both The Center for Civil and Human Rights and the State Bar of Georgia Law Museum.
For more information and to view the program, click HERE.