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April 26-28, 2024

Word of South

Kent Spriggs

Kent Spriggs has been a civil rights lawyer for more than five decades. He specialized in large class actions seeking to vindicate employment rights of blacks and women. He authored the critically acclaimed two-volume Representing Plaintiffs in Title VII Actions (2d Edition Panel Publications 1998), and most recently edited Voices of Civil Rights Lawyers: Reflections from the Deep South, 1964-1980, published in 2017. He has served as a Tallahassee City Commissioner and Mayor, and will appear at Word of South for a program on Voices with the trumpeter Longineu Parsons.