"When I think about the civil rights movement, I think about the struggle and the tenacity of students who sat at lunch counters and made a stand for equality, for opportunity, and for inclusion. Seeing that tenacity, seeing that temerity, has always inspired me...to do whatever I can to advance equality and inclusion."

Authors: Regina Y. Speed-Bost

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Partner and STAARS Chair Regina Speed-Bost discusses her personal experience as an African American female lawyer, and how the Civil Rights movement inspired her to do what she can to advance equality and inclusion. STAARS – Sustaining and Training African Americans at Reed Smith – is one of the firm’s Business Inclusion Groups.