MOCRA Programs and Events
Fred D. Gray
"The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment:
A Study That Should Never Have Occurred"
Tuesday, April 30, 2002 7:30 p.m.
Xavier Hall Theatre, Saint Louis University
reception to follow at MOCRA
free and open to the public
Fred D. Gray is a civil rights attorney whose career spans nearly 50 years. He has represented some of the most pivotal figures in civil rights history, including Mrs. Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. The civil rights cases he won helped bring about the integration of buses in the City of Montgomery, the enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the integration of state institutions of higher learning in the State of Alabama. He also represented the men of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study in Pollard v. United States of America, helping to win monetary damages for the victims and their families. Mr. Gray served in the Alabama State Legislature from 1970–1974 and has served on the boards of multiple educational institutions and professional organizations. He has received numerous awards, honors, and honorary degrees, including the “Spirit of Excellence Award” of the American Bar Association. He is the author of two books, Bus Ride to Justice and The Tuskegee Syphilis Study. Mr. Gray has been instrumental in the establishment of the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center in Tuskegee, Alabama. He practices law in Alabama in Montgomery and Tuskegee.
co-sponsored by Saint Louis University’s Great Issues Committee, Residence Hall Association, and Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA)