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March 1, 2018
Godfrey Dillard Enters Congressional Race
Experienced lawyer and civil rights trailblazer Godfrey Dillard announced that he is running for the United States House of Representatives in Michigan’s 13th district, a seat vacated this week by John Conyers.
“In managing my own successful practice, I have experienced firsthand the impacts government can have on a business. My focus in on making sure we have a strong economy that is driven by an agenda of shared prosperity rather than by shared sacrifice”, said Dillard.
Nov 29, 2017
Vanderbilt recognizes trailblazers, marks 50th anniversary of SEC basketball integration
“We are grateful for the opportunity to honor and recognize the legacy of Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard and that first community of African American students,” Zeppos continued. “It was many years before their stories and this painful part of the university's history was acknowledged
March 3, 2018
Dillard announces policy platform
Focused on areas of economic vitality, environmental protection, ethical government, and quality education Godfrey Dillard today revealed his key policy areas for his congressional platform.
“I’ve spent my entire life breaking barriers and advancing civil rights inside and outside the courtroom. I was one of the first African-American basketball players to integrate the Southeastern Conference, and I led my college’s first black newspaper and Afro-American student association,” said Dillard. “As a lawyer, I’ve fought hard for civil rights and I look forward to fighting hard for the 13th district, for Michigan, and for our nation.”