On Thursday, February 14th, Birmingham-Southern (BSC) has the honor of hosting Danny Carr as a special guest speaker for the Black History Month common hour speaker series. Carr is an Ensley native who attended Alabama State University on a basketball scholarship before earning a degree from Miles Law School in Birmingham. He attended night classes at Miles, and worked as a probation officer while earning his degree.
After steadily gaining a strong reputation as a prosecutor and criminal justice reformer, Car secured a victory as the Democratic candidate for Jefferson County District Attorney in the November 2018 general election, making him the first African-American man to hold the position.
This Thursday at 11:00 am, Carr will be giving a talk called “The Trials and Tribulations of Being the First.” Along with speaking about overcoming the odds of being raised by a single parent in a low-income area, Carr will give details about the journey to his election as well as his experiences thus far as District Attorney for the Birmingham division of the Jefferson County office.
This event will be held in Norton Theatre and will count as a lectures and arts cultural event credit.