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Rae Alexander-Minter approached the podium and shouted "Hallelujah" three times.

Rae Alexander-Minter and Mary Brown Cannaday with the portraits of their parents
With those words this great-grandaughter of an African Methodist Episcopal bishop celebrated the culmination of a two-decade effort to fund the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professorship in Civil Rights, which was announced in February by Dean Michael A. Fitts at the annual dinner commemorating the career of Sadie T.M. Alexander.

This is the first chair in Penn Law history named for African Americans.

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