Citizen Events Year In Review
We painted a mural and threw a party to celebrate. We invited a spectrum of American leaders who are working to fix our democracy, our media, our city government, and our city.
The Citizen Recommends: The Desegregation of Higher Ed, Past, Present and Future
Michigan State University law school dean Linda Sheryl Greene gives the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Lecture at Penn Carey Law School — and you’re invited.
Seeing Black Excellence
Being surrounded by Black leaders I admire during two Philadelphia events reminded me why young Black men need other Black men as mentors
Watch: Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Celebration
Philadelphia honored the late legal and civil rights giant last week during a breakfast and mural unveiling with Ken Frazier, Sherrilyn Ifill, Evelyn Higginbotham
The Color of Law: Dear Justice Clarence Thomas …
More than 30 years ago, the late Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., whom we honored with a mural this week, urged a new Supreme Court Justice to remember the help he got along the way — a message with new urgency as the Court revisits affirmative action
The Color of Law: “Greathearted, Restless, Full of Purpose”
An oral history of the life and legacy of Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, being honored by The Citizen next week
The Color of Law: A Love Song for Aloysius Leon Higginbotham, Jr.
A former law clerk to the great social justice activist and jurist recalls his mentor’s vision and influence in a world starved for heroes.
The Color of Law: The Rise of the Philadelphia Black Lawyer
A longtime legal legend created a detailed timeline of Black lawyers in America. Here, a look at how A. Leon Higginbotham intersected with that timeline — and made history himself