Jackson Center presents author of inspirational autobiography: ‘Felon-Attorney’


JAMESTOWN — The Robert H. Jackson Center, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting liberty under law through the examination of the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson and his legacy’s relevance to current events and issues presents attorney and author TheArthur Duncan, II to speak this Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Robert H. Jackson Center, 305 East 4th St., Jamestown. The programs are free and open to the public. Robert H. Jackson Center President Susan Moran Murphy made the announcement.

Hear the inspirational life story of Buffalo native TheArthur Duncan, whose journey takes him from a difficult home life, gang run-ins in Los Angeles, and trafficking drugs on the streets of Buffalo to a felony conviction and incarceration. Upon release from prison, he attended and graduated from Erie County Community College and the University at Buffalo, while working full time and supporting his family of six.

With no assurance he would be admitted to the Bar to practice law, Duncan continued to persevere in spite of seemingly insurmountable hurdles and graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Law in 2012. Duncan’s journey eventually led him to be sworn in as an attorney by the same judge who sentenced him for his criminal conviction years earlier in federal court.

In 2015, Duncan authored an inspiring autobiography, “Felon-Attorney,” recounting his journey.

The Jackson Center will livestream Duncan’s address. Anyone interested in this online viewing opportunity should call the Jackson Center at 483-6646 and request the link information. The Jackson Center is also making this opportunity to hear TheArthur Duncan available to students and educators from Jamestown, Dunkirk and Warren area high schools.

This program is made possible by Jackson Center annual fund donors and the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.

The Robert H. Jackson Center is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that envisions a global society where the universal principles of equality, fairness and justice prevail. The Center invites and engages students of all ages, scholars, educators, national officials and international dignitaries to analyze contemporary issues of peace and justice through the lens of Justice Jackson’s body of work.