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UDC to celebrate Founder's Day
(Published February 7, 2005)

Civil rights attorney Thomas N. Todd will deliver the keynote address Feb. 16 during the University of the District of Columbia's Founder's Day convocation.

The event begins at 10 a.m. in the university's auditorium at 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. City officials also have been invited to participate as speakers.

Widely known as "TNT" for his oratorical skills, Todd first served as a lawyer in the U.S. Army from 1964-67 before joining the staff of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago, where he developed the first criminal case against a Chicago policeman for deprivation of an individual's civil rights in 1968. Todd, 66, is a former president of the Chicago chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and of Operation PUSH.

Founder's Day celebrates the roots of UDC, which was created in 1977 by the merger of the District of Columbia Teachers College (formed by an earlier merger of Miner Teachers College and Wilson Teachers College), Washington Technical Institute and Federal City College.

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