|Two-Decade Quest Ends with Creation of Alexander Chair
in Civil Rights
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"(My parents) were towering intellectual figures, whose command
of the intricacies of the law and its equitable application to
those marginalized by society were life reforming... My family
and I are tremendously inspired by this great tribute," Ms. Alexander-
Minter told the gathering.
Sadie T.M. Alexander, ED'18, GR'21, L'27, the first African-
American woman to graduate from Penn Law School, died in
1989. In her will she left a $100,000 bequest to the University of
Pennsylvania with the purpose of establishing a civil rights chair
in her parents' names at the Law School. That year the Black
Law Students Association organized the first Alexander conference
and began the push to create the chair.