“The life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes
We offer a deeply heartfelt thank you to Professor Emeritus Bob Bickel and Dean Tammy Briant for presenting us with a beautiful plaque today to commemorate ten years of Florin Roebig’s contribution to Stetson Law’s unique traveling course on the Civil Rights Movement.
One of Washington D.C.’s most widely known educational forums for free expression issues, Newseum, will feature the research and other collected resources from Professor Emeritus Bickel’s lifelong study of the Freedom Riders to tell their dramatic and moving stories about protesting in the epicenter of the struggle for racial justice in the late 1960s. 56 years after a group of activists would historically board buses bound for the Deep South in Summer 1967, the Newseum exhibit and Newseum’s online educational component, NewseumED, will use powerful pieces of written history and works compiled by Professor Emeritus Bickel and other scholars of the Movement to teach about the personal experiences, causes, and events of the Freedom Rides.
This plaque will hang in our office as a special reminder of Florin Roebig’s history and the Civil Rights Movement that has inspired young Stetson lawyers to advocate for the civil rights of everyone with purpose and passion.
To find more about the “1967: Civil Rights at 50” exhibit featuring the work of Professor Emeritus Bob Bickel, click here.
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