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Unexampled Courage: An Untold Story of American Civil Rights History

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Monday, November 11, 2019
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12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Hon. Richard Gergel, U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina, will be speaking on his new book "Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring." The book details the impact of the blinding of Stg. Woodard on the thinking of President Truman and Judge Waring, and shows their influential roles in changing America's civil rights history. A question and answer session, moderated by Bolch Judicial Institute Director David Levi, will follow Judge Gergel's presentation. Lunch is provided. Co-sponsored by Duke Bar Association and the Bolch Judicial Institute. For more information, please contact Brent McKnight at or Kristin Triebel at