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Wil Colom, '76, Helps Broker LDS/NAACP Cooperation

Monday, May 21, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Joe Libertelli
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This Deseret News (Utah) story describes the role that Mississippi Lawyer Wilbur Colom, '76, played in brokering an historic rapprochement between the NAACP and the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-Day Saints - whose views on race have evolved dramatically in recent years.

Colom, who was the youngest attorney to ever argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court — Mississippi University for Women vs. Hogan, successfully establishing the major precedent abolishing single-sex, state supported education — has long been a successful attorney and businessperson and now serves as Special Assistant to Derrick Johnson, President of the NAACP.

Mississippi lawyer Wil Colom, '76, left, and Salt Lake City lawyer Steve Hill helped bring The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the NAACP together.

 

 


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