NCCU School of Law will host the Private Booker T. Spicely Symposium on Friday, September 22, in the NCCU Student Center from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Private Spicely was a U.S. Army Soldier stationed at Camp Butner, North Carolina. In 1944, during a visit to Durham he was shot to death by a Duke Power Company bus driver for allegedly violating the Jim Crow segregation laws prevalent at the time.
In 2014, Northeastern law student Shaneka Davis investigated Spicely’s case, while assigned to the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Center. Those efforts led to the formation of the Booker T. Spicely Committee spearheaded by local civil rights attorneys in North Carolina.
In 2023, Duke Energy Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant to NCCU School of Law Veterans Law Clinic to establish the Private Booker T. Spicely Endowed Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will benefit law students actively involved with and enrolled in the Veterans Law Clinic, and who are working on issues impacting the legal and civil rights of veterans.
The Private Booker T. Spicely Symposium is free and open to the public. You must register to attend.