FAMU law school unveils portrait of Bishop Holifield

Attorney Bishop Holifield looks at the portrait of him unveiled on March 6.
COURTESY OF FAMU COLLEGE OF LAW

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER

ORLANDO – In a moving tribute to attorney Bishop Holifield, supporters and friends gathered on March 6 for the unveiling of a special digital portrait of the attorney.

Under the direction of former FAMU President Frederick Humphries, Holifield led
the charge to get the Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law re-opened after it was closed by the state.

“The legal struggle took 15 years and we never gave up,” said Holifield. “We were persistent. We were triumphant. FAMU Law in Tallahassee was snatched away from us and it was eventually returned, resulting in this beautiful facility we have here in Orlando.”

Hanging in atrium

Humphries says he knew the fight to re-establish FAMU Law was in good hands with attorney Holifield.

“This law school will make a major difference and has made a major difference in the lives of the students who are educated here. These students are our future. They will fight for justice just as attorney Holifield did.”

The portrait is to serve as a permanent reminder of the sacrifices required to re-establish the law school for visitors to the FAMU College of Law campus. The portrait now hangs in the atrium of FAMU Law.

“We are honored to recognize a true pioneer in the legal industry and in higher education-attorney Bishop Holifield,” said FAMU Law Interim Dean Nicky Boothe Perry.

For more information on the history of FAMU law, visit law.famu.edu.

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