The Louis A. Berry Institute for Civil Rights and Justice requests your presence at “Coffee and Conversation” with the legendary Johnnie A. Jones, Sr. Johnnie A. Jones, Sr. was the first student to graduate from Southern University Law Center after it gained its accreditation in 1953. That same year, Mr. Jones was retained as legal counsel for the organizers of the Baton Rouge Bus Boycott. Over the duration of his fifty-seven-year legal career, Mr. Jones has successfully: fought for pay equity for teachers; sued to desegregate local parks, pools, amusement centers, schools and courtrooms; represented Southern University student-protesters during the civil rights era; guarded the constitutional rights of countless, indigent defendants; and, challenged voter discrimination practices. Attorney Jones has to his credit a record of precedent-setting legal victories, an unwavering commitment to social justice and lifetime of service to the nation, the Baton Rouge community and the state of Louisiana at large. Come hear this battle-tested, legal giant share some of his legal, professional and social experiences.
September 26, 2019
Southern University Law Center Atrium
Free and open to the public