February 27, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Central Time
Only The Educated Are Free: The Journey of Michael A. Middleton Screening
Mizzou Law ACS and BLSA will be watching the screening of "Only The Educated Are Free: The Journey of Michael A. Middleton" and then having a discussion with Michael Middleton. The film chronicles Middleton’s distinguished career, not only as interim UM System president but also as a civil rights activist, attorney and law professor. Throughout, the film illustrates how mindful he was of the work that needed to be done. Middleton received a bachelor’s degree from Mizzou in 1968 and graduated from Mizzou Law in 1971, he was the third black graduate of the law school. He became the first black law professor at MU in 1985 after working for DOJ and Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law.