Prominent Catholic Law alumna Karen Hastie Williams ’73, who passed away early last month, was featured on the Today Show segment Sunday TODAY. The segment celebrated her historic, groundbreaking career.
Air Date: August 15, 2021
By: Willie Geist
Karen Hastie Williams, 1st Black woman to clerk at the Supreme Court, dies at 76
Karen Hastie Williams, a groundbreaking lawyer who became the first Black woman to serve as a clerk at the Supreme Court, has died at age 76. She is remembered for representing victims of state-sponsored terrorism, including Terry Anderson, a journalist held hostage in Lebanon for nearly seven years. Sunday TODAY’s Willie Geist remembers a life well lived.
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