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ALBC National Town Hall – Atlanta (Leadership Forum)
Unfinished Work: Race, Civility and Equality of Opportunity
December 9, 2009

A double town hall event, Atlanta featured notable scholars and a diverse group of community leaders.

On December 2, the ALBC in partnership with Morehouse College hosted a leadership forum.  Titled Unfinished Work: Race, Civility and Equality of Opportunity,the town hall openly discussed race in present day Atlanta.  Dr. Orville Vernon Burton, author of The Age of Lincoln, delivered the keynote address.

Dr. O. Vernon Burton

Leadership Center at Morehouse College
830 Westview Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30314

Panelists included:

Rebecca Burns, editor of Atlanta Magazine and author of Rage in Gate City;
Sachi Koto of Sachi Koto Communications, formerly with CNN Headline News;
Martin Lehfeldt, Past President Southeastern Council of Foundations;
Herman Skip Mason, archivist at Morehouse College;
Judith Martinez-Sadri, co-founder of Atlanta Latino; Alexis Scott, publisher of the Atlanta Daily World;
Beverly Tatum, president of Spelman College;
Judith Martinez-Sadri, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Atlanta Latino Newspaper;
Alexis Scott, journalist and publisher.
Kevin Young, American poet

The discussion continued at the Carter Center on December 9.  Dr. Stephen L. Carter, Yale University William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law; a best-selling author, whose latest novel, Jericho’s Fall; and recognized by TIME magazine as one of the top 50 leaders for the 21st century, delivered the keynote address.

Cecil B. Day Chapel
The Carter Center
One Copenhill
453 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30307

The town hall event, Unfinished Work: Race, Civility and Equality of Opportunity – A National Town Hall on Race in Atlanta, featured a four member panel discussion:

Both events were free and open to the public.

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Atlanta Town Hall Co-Conveners

The ALBC would like to thank the following co-conveners for their support in making the Atlanta town hall a success.

The ALBC Town Hall Series is made possible with support from the Fetzer Institute.