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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.

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