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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Memorial service for civil rights lawyer Dan Pollitt to be held Sunday at UNC

Posted by on Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 5:01 PM

Dan Pollitt and his wife, N.C. Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, with President Barack Obama at a campaign event.
  • Dan Pollitt and his wife, N.C. Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, with President Barack Obama at a campaign event.

The family of Dan Pollitt and UNC-Chapel Hill will hold a memorial service in his honor at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. Pollitt had been a law professor at UNC since 1957 and was a renowned supporter of civil and labor rights and free speech. Read more about his career >>

Pollitt died March 5 at the age of 88. He is survived by his wife, state Senator Ellie Kinnaird, three children, Dan, Phoebe and Susan, and several grandchildren.

Pollitt was also a contributor to the Indy. Read his columns >>

The memorial is open to the public. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Dan Pollitt Fellowship at the UNC Law School, which supports summer clerkships for law students to work in the area of social justice. Donations may be sent to the School of Law Annex, 101 E. Weaver St, Ste 245 Carrboro, NC 27510 ATTN: Brandon Wright (919) 962-6718.

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