There is nothing more powerful than a people, than a nation, steeped in its history. And there are few things as noble as honoring our ancestors by remembering. —Lonnie G. Bunch III
A portion of the Summit’s proceeds benefits the Jonny Gammage Memorial Scholarship Fund, in honor of the life of Jonny Gammage, a black man murdered at the hands of police officers, to encourage a path of lawyering for social justice. The scholarship is awarded to law students of color with an interest in studying civil rights and social justice issues at the University of Pittsburgh Law School or Duquesne University Law School.
The 2019 essay question is still being developed. Application details can also be found on Facebook. Qualified candidates are required to submit a resume and essay application.