The University Record, January 22, 2001

Marching for affirmative action

Individuals marched through part of campus at noon on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 15) to support affirmative action and integration. The march began at South University and Forest avenues and continued to the Diag, where organizers held a rally.

U.S. Rep. John Conyers spoke on ‘Continuing the Struggle for Equality: Why We Stand for Affirmative Action’ at a Law School program following the rally. His speech touched on the Law School admissions lawsuit trial, which began the next day, Jan. 16, in Detroit. Shanta Driver, national director of United for Equality and Affirmative Action, a student-defendant intervenors’ coalition, and Law School Dean Jeffrey S. Lehman also participated in the program, which was hosted by John Matlock, associate vice provost and director, Office of Academic and Multicultural Initiatives.

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