'Exonerated Five' advocate to speak at Morgan State University
On the campus of Morgan State University, the Presidential Distinguished Speakers Series returns today, with its second installment for the fall semester. The next guest speaker will be Peter Neufeld, a nationally recognized civil-rights lawyer who has spent more than thirty-five years litigating cases on behalf of victims of police misconduct and wrongful convictions.
Neufeld, who is best known for serving on the defense team for O.J. Simpson's murder trial in 1995, and for his efforts helping to exonerate the “Central Park 5,” will be coming to campus to discuss civic justice and criminal justice reform. He will be accompanied by Marvin Anderson, a high-profile exoneree who spent 20 years in prison for a rape he did not commit and was absolved of all charges in 2018.
The discussion will take place at the University Student Center Theater beginning at 6:30 pm. Neufeld's appearance is the second of three scheduled Presidential Distinguished Speaker Series events taking place this semester. E.R. Shipp, a journalist in residence at Morgan, will serve as the discussion's moderator. This is a free event and open to the public. Seating is limited.
The Presidential Distinguished Speaker Series was developed to bring the nation's leading thought leaders from various professional fields of study to Morgan State University. The Series is in keeping with Morgan's mission to serve as a leading academic resource by providing a platform for thoughtful and provocative discussions that explore the best ideas on issues that are pertinent to students, the community, and nation. Following each lecture, there is an opportunity for a Q & A with the featured speakers.