Presentation: Becoming a Trust & Estate Lawyer
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Planning for a Diverse and Equitable Future is a monthly video series created by The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Committee. ACTEC considers the historical, continuing, and devastating impact of institutionalized racism against people of color in our society to be a humanitarian, rather than a political issue.
This series strives to educate by discussing issues surrounding racism and offer recommendations to combat inequality. This month's presentation, "Wills, Slavery and Probate: The Legacy of Lucy Sutton," honors Black History Month with a documentary-style story from ACTEC Fellow Terrence M. Franklin. He shares his journey of discovery: how his fourth great grandmother Lucy Sutton and her eight children and six grandchildren were freed from slavery through a Last Will and Testament.
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