Durr Lecture Series
Clifford J. and Virginia Foster Durr
Auburn Montgomery proudly hosts the annual Durr Lecture Series on civil liberties in memory of Clifford and Virginia Durr. Clifford J. Durr (1899-1975), a native Montgomerian who vigorously defended the protections of the U.S. Constitution, particularly the rights of free speech and equal protection of the law. Durr stood by his principles in the face of extreme adversity during the Civil Rights Era. Virginia Durr was a champion for civil rights. She was a member of the NAACP and a longtime friend of Rosa Parks, accompanying her home from jail the night of her arrest.
April 4, 5 p.m.
Taylor Center 230
Speaker: Vernon Jordan Jr.
Senior Managing Director, Lazard