School memorializes first Black graduate - Chester Davenport - and prominent Georgia jurist - Horace Johnson

Friday, October 2, 2020

Within the past week, the University of Georgia and the School of Law have joined forces to memorialize the law school's first Black graduate - Chester C. Davenport (LL.B.'66) - and a prominent Georgia jurist - Horace J. Johnson Jr. (J.D.'82). The Chester C. Davenport Memorial Endowment Fund will support scholarships and fellowships prioritizing incoming students who graduated from Georgia-based historically Black colleges and universities and who reflect Davenport’s legacy of academic excellence, courage, determination and trailblazing spirit. The Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr. Lecture on Race, Law and Policy will feature thought leaders at the intersection of race, law and policy – all areas that Judge Johnson deeply understood and on which he made a significant impact throughout his life. 

10/2/20 - Fund honors law school’s first Black graduate

9/24/20 - UGA to honor late judge with endowed lecture on race, law and policy