Honoring a leader

Notable individuals posed with Ogletree at the reception. From left: Gary Locke with law firm Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Shomari Jones with Black Achievers Program, professor Charles Ogletree and president of Safeco Insurance Foundation Virginia Anderson.

Notable individuals posed with Ogletree at the reception. From left: Gary Locke with law firm Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Shomari Jones with Black Achievers Program, professor Charles Ogletree and president of Safeco Insurance Foundation Virginia Anderson.

On Sept. 29, Safeco held a reception to honor professor Charles Ogletree, founder of Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice. Virginia Anderson, president of Safeco Insurance Foundation, organized the event.

Ogletree is a law professor at Harvard Law School and the author of numerous books on legal topics. He was named one of America’s 100 Most Influential Lawyers by the National Law Journal in 2000 and one of the 100 Most Influential Blacks in America by Savoy Magazine in 2003. ♦

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