McGehee Hosts, Travels with Summer Civil Rights “Freedom Tour”

Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers & Golden partner Cary McGehee traveled with a group of 34 Metro Detroit and out-of-state high school students on a two-week bus trip of the Deep South this past June, focusing on U.S. Civil Rights history. Designed and funded by McGehee, the firm, Michigan Coalition for Human Rights and local sponsors,

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Carlson Discusses Michigan Right-To-Work Lawsuit with Lansing State Journal

Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers & Golden attorney Kevin Carlson, spoke to the Lansing State Journal on August 21 to share his insight into the ongoing legal challenge to Michigan’s controversial Right-to-Work Law. Carlson is part of the ACLU legal team which has filed suit against the law, claiming it violated the state’s Open Meetings Act.

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McGehee Featured on NPR’s All Things Considered

Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers & Golden Partner Cary McGehee was interviewed by NPR host Jennifer White in a feature aired on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” August 20 to discuss how she is hoping that a federal ruling will eventually change the way the State of Michigan sentences juveniles in murder cases. Michigan has

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Rivers Named to Prestigious Women in the Law Class of ’13

Pitt McGehee Palmer Rivers & Golden Partner Beth Rivers has been named to the Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly Women in the Law Class of 2013. The award is given annually to high-achieving women lawyers in Michigan as an honor to their professional and community accomplishments. Beth was honored, Sept. 26 at the Women in the Law

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Cary McGehee on 2013 Freedom Tour in Deadline Detroit Cityscape

Civil rights history will gain a personal dimension for 37 Michigan teens who leave Sunday from Detroit on a bus tour through three southern states, following a route taken by Freedom Riders a half-century ago. That earlier anti-segregation crusade began in May 1961 and was marred by violence against black and white passengers exercising their constitutional

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Michigan youths to follow Freedom Riders’ civil rights journey

Half a century ago, in the early years of the civil rights movement, a group of courageous, mostly young Americans climbed aboard buses for rides that threatened their lives. They were called Freedom Riders. Next week, three dozen high school students from across Michigan will follow in their path, in an effort to learn something

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Michigan Coalition for Human Rights Sponsors Educational “Freedom Tour” of Deep South

On June 16 a group of 37 local and out-state high school students will depart by bus for a two-week tour in the Deep South visiting historic sites related to the 1960s civil rights struggle. Sponsored by the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (mchr.org), the 2013 Freedom Tour will stop first in Atlanta at The

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Dean Robb as Freedom Tour Leader and Civil Rights Legend

Six Leelanau County and 31 Detroit black, white and Hispanic high school students were scheduled this morning to board a bus for a two-week trip that retraces the steps of civil rights “Freedom Riders” into the Deep South a half century ago. Organized by the Michigan Coalition of Human Rights, the “2013 Freedom Tour” honors

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Cary McGehee Featured in Detroit Free Press on Historic Freedom Tour

When Diane Nash trained volunteers for the 1961 legendary Freedom Rides through the segregated South, she knew it would be dangerous. “I gave them a quick course in nonviolence and how not to get demoralized in jail,” then sent the riders on Greyhound and Trailways buses, she said. They were met by hostile police, jeering

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WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 News Features Freedom Tour and Cary McGehee

On June 16, a group of 37 local and out-of-state high school students will depart by bus for a two-week tour in the Deep South, visiting historic sites related to the 1960s civil rights struggle. Sponsored by the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, the 2013 Freedom Tour will stop first in Atlanta at The King

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