“Learn about the 100-year journey to create the National Museum of African American History and Culture from the Honorable Robert L. Wilkins United States Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit. Judge Wilkins played a key role in the 2016 establishment of the Smithsonian Museum on the National Mall. Additionally, Judge Wilkins served as the lead plaintiff in Wilkins, et al v. State of Maryland, a landmark civil rights lawsuit that inspired nationwide legislative reform of police stop-and-search practices and the collection of data regarding these practices.
Judge Wilkins was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in January 2014. A native of Muncie, Indiana, he obtained a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. You won’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity to hear first-hand about a significant time in history still unfolding today.”