Remembering Citizen Barrett
On Tuesday night, the Sidney Hillman Foundation will present the first annual George “Citizen” Barrett Award for Public Service Law to Bryan Stevenson for his tireless efforts to secure justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.
The award is named after George Barrett, a crusading Nashville civil rights attorney, who died last year at the age of 86. As we prepare to honor his legacy, let’s look back an an obituary written by Hedy Weinberg, the executive director of the ACLU of Tennessee. She describes Barrett’s contributions to civil rights law, his dogged committment to the First Amendment, and his infectious joy in public service.