USC’s Black Law Students Association to host MLK Event: Women on the Frontlines of Freedom

The Black Law Students Association at the University of South Carolina will be hosting a panel discussion Black Women on the Frontlines of Freedom to kick off MLK Weekend.

The event will be held on Thursday, January 17 at 6 p.m. at the University of South Carolina’s School of Law. The event is free and open to the public.

The panel discussion will feature a few notable African American women who have truly served on the front lines of freedom. The panelists are Attorney Jaribu Hill, Founder and Executive Director of the Mississippi Workers Center for Human Rights, Louise Brown, a lead organizer of the 1969 Charleston Hospital Workers Strike and Gicola Lane, a nationally recognized community advocate, organizer and activist in Nashville, Tennessee. The panel will be moderated by Lashawnda Woods Roberts a fellow graduate of the USC School of Law and an Equal Justice Works Fellow at the South Carolina Appleseed Justice Center.

To learn more about this event and the University of South Carolina’s Annual MLK Weekend, visit

The University of South Carolina School of Law is located at 1525 Senate Street Columbia, SC 29201.