U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Holds Civil Rights Round Table at NCCU Law

United States Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch

United States Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch

[by Department of Justice – Office of Public Affairs] On her first official visit to her home state of North Carolina, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch traveled today to Durham and Raleigh to attend meetings with civil rights leaders and individuals combatting human trafficking. In Durham, the Attorney General held a civil rights roundtable meeting with law enforcement, local officials, community leaders, students and faith leaders. The topics discussed at the roundtable, which was held at the North Carolina Central University the School of Law, included hate crimes, voting rights and community-police relations. During the roundtable, the Attorney General noted recent events in the South have brought back painful memories of the past for many. “These are in fact challenging times as we all know,” the Attorney General told those assembled. “You’ve alluded to the recent events that have traumatized many of our houses of worship. There have also been events traumatizing many of our individuals of color. Also, of course, the events just a few weeks ago in Charleston highlight days that I think many of us thought were behind us.” read more…

Chancellor Debra Saunders-White, U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, and Dean Phyliss Craig-Taylor

Chancellor Debra Saunders-White, U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, and Dean Phyliss Craig-Taylor

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U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch addresses the round table panel.