15 july 1968 & aclu conf on police @howard university law school
#OTD 15 July 1968 It had been one month since the National Capital Area Civil Liberties Union (1424 16th St NW) held a one-day conference on 15 June titled "Police Practices in the District of Columbia," at Howard University Law School. The NCACLU was headed by Allison W. Brown, Jr who had been elected chair a few weeks prior to the conference. James H. Heller was elected vice-chair.
The conference, which began at 9am and adjourned at 5pm, had seven workshops, workshop report-outs, and a panel discussion. The seven workshops were:
1. Disorderly Conduct
2. Police Observation of Right to Counsel
3. Civil Disturbance and Control of Disorder
4. Chemical Mace and "NON-LETHAL" Weapons
5. Complaints of Police Misconduct
6. The Negro Police Officer
7. The Power Structure of the Police Department
Below is the program from the conference. You can see the questions explored during each workshop and the panelists.
Your comments are welcome below. Did you, family members and neighbors attend the conference? Did you work for the NCACLU? Do you remember Brown and Heller? Were you a student or faculty member at Howard Law? Do you have a copy of the conference report that was released on 2 August? Do you have photographs of the conference? You may comment privately here.
Photo source: Courtesy DC Public Library Special Collections. Collection 1, Papers of Julius Hobson, Series 2: Act Box 3, Folder ACT Misc Papers I.
"Civil Liberties Group Elects D.C. Area President," Evening Star 2 June 1968.