Alabama law professor speaks at Links Unity Breakfast

Published 8:14 am Wednesday, January 17, 2024

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University of Alabama Law Professor Bryan Fair was the guest speaker at the  Selma Chapter of The Links, Incorporated’s 31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Unity Breakfast on Monday at Selma University.

Fair said it was an honor to speak at an event honored on MLK Day, especially in a city like Selma.

“Selma is a place so central to the Civil Rights movement,” Fair said. “I thank Links President Dr. Evelyn Evans and Ronita Wade both for inviting me. I appreciated the invitation to an organization like the Links, who are often a lifeline to communities.”

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Fair, who earned a law degree from UCLA, said he’s the proud son and father of successful men.  He has taught law for 37 years, mostly at Alabama.

“I love being a law professor and changing the University of Alabama Law School for the better,” Fair said. 

As Fair closed his speech, he said the world needs leaders like U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell for civil rights equality.

Fourth Judicial District Attorney Robert L. Turner delivered the invocation, praying for a safe and healthy Selma and Dallas County.

Greetings were delivered by Dallas County Probate Judge Jimmy Nunn and Selma City Council President Billy Young. Danielle Wooten and Mark Neely spoke on behalf of Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr. and State Senator Robert Stewart, respectively.

Nunn said Selma and Dallas County were recovering from the tornado a year ago and sees progress.

“We should be thankful because we all could have been dead,” Nunn said.

Young challenged the people who attended the Links breakfast to unite and become a family.

Former Links President Juanda Maxwell thanked Corporate sponsors

Neurology Consultant, Dr. Leroy and Mrs. Leroy Maxwell, C&D Enterprises Incoprpated Foundation, Dale Bryant and Family, International Paper, Vaughan Regional Medical Center, Judge Brandon J. Wooten, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Farmers Insurance LaShauna Taylor Agency, Salute Selma, Inc., Rural Health Medical Program, Inc., Jeannie Evans and Family, Randall Miller Funeral Service, Inc. and Crematory, 4th Judicial District Attorney Robert Turner Jr., the Dale Family, New Image Hair Salon, Tabernacle of Praise, Selma Housing Authority, Gospel Tabernacle  Church-ATAP CDC, Edmunite Missions,  Long-Lewis Foundation, Salute Selma, Inc., Judge Donald McMillian, Dallas County Circuit Court Judge Collins Pettaway Jr., District 23 State Senator Robert Stewart, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, Perry County Commissioner Albert Turner Jr., Fourth Judicial District  Attorney Robert L. Turner  Jr., Law offices of Jeffrey C. Robinson,Spire Energy, Alabama Artificial Limb and Orthopedic Service, The Empowerment Group, Tax Collector Tanika Neely and Neely Transportation, Nail Tek Salon Freedom Baptist Church, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.and the Dallas County Commission.

Dallas County Circuit Court Judges Don McMillian, Collins Pettaway Jr., Dallas County Commissioners Vivian Rogers, Curtis Williams, Connell Towns and Selma City Councilman San Randolph attended the unity breakfast.