The Civil Rights Movement – Subject of Montgomery McCracken’s Diversity Presentation

March 1, 2013

On February 21, Montgomery McCracken’s Diversity Committee presented “The Civil Rights Movement,” a program which featured speaker Mac Wise and firm partner Joel B. Rosen.  Mac Wise was the first  African American court reporter on the United States Senate Floor, and well known to many in the Philadelphia area for his work as a court reporter.  Wise, who has been taking depositions for 50 years, throughout the country, shared his story of his own perseverance, high personal standards, and simple good work overcame racial barriers.

Rosen spoke of his experience as a VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) volunteer in Huntsville, Alabama, advocating for civil rights in 1967.   Rosen’s civil rights activities included community service, school desegregation, voter registration, fixing homes of the poor, and assisting the Sisters of Concern in its work on fair wages for southern domestic workers.

Rosen, a former United States magistrate judge, concentrates his practice at Montgomery McCracken on alternative dispute resolution, as well as white collar criminal defense, internal investigations and commercial litigation matters.