The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, along with the Bankruptcy Court, U.S. Attorney's Office, Probation Office, Marshals Service, and Indiana Federal Community Defenders, Inc., has announced that its annual Black History Month event is set for Friday, February 24, 2017. This year's speaker is Ms. A'Lelia Bundles, Madam C.J. Walker's great-great granddaughter and biographer. Madam Walker, born 150 years ago this December, is an Indianapolis legend, renowned for her entrepreneurial skills (she was one of the first female self-made millionaires) and philanthropy. Ms. Bundles will discuss Madam Walker and her attorney, Freeman B. Ransom, in a presentation titled, "An Amazing Partnership of Business and Law: Madam C. J. Walker and Attorney F. B. Ransom."
The event will take place at the Birch Bayh Federal Building and United States Courthouse (46 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis) on February 24 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm, in the William E. Steckler Ceremonial Courtroom (courtroom 202). One hour of CLE credit is pending approval. Musical entertainment will be provided by the North Central High School Northernaires gospel choir, and refreshments will be provided following the program. Registration is not required.