Federal, D.W. Perkins Bar associations partner for event

Former Jacksonville Sheriff Nat Glover will speak at the Feb. 27 luncheon.

  • By Max Marbut
  • | 12:00 a.m. February 21, 2024
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In partnership with the D.W. Perkins Bar Association, the Jacksonville Federal Court Bar Association will present a members luncheon Feb. 27 with former Jacksonville Sheriff Nat Glover speaking about his book, “Striving for Justice: A Black Sheriff in the Deep South.”

The program begins at noon in the Jury Assembly Room at the Bryan Simpson U.S. Courthouse at 300 N. Hogan St. Downtown.

As a young man in segregated Jacksonville, Glover found himself in the middle of racial violence Aug. 27, 1960, what is known in Jacksonville as “Ax Handle Saturday,” as he was walking home from his restaurant job near what was then Hemming Park. 

Police ignored his pleas for help, but that did not dissuade him from pursuing his dream for a career in law enforcement.

Glover was a police officer for more than 37 years and elected sheriff in 1995, the first Black sheriff in Jacksonville and the first elected Black sheriff in Florida since the end of the Reconstruction Era.

Visit jaxfedbar.org to register.



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