Washington Attorney Inducted Into Black College Hall of Fame
A longtime advocate for Black colleges, William A. “Bud” Blakey was inducted into the National Black College Hall of Fame recently during a ceremony in Atlanta.
Blakey, a graduate of Knoxville College in Tennessee, received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his more than 20 years of public service, including service with four Federal agencies and two stints on Capitol Hill — working with Sen. Daniel B. Brewster, D-Md., and with Paul Simon, D-Ill., when Simon was in both the House and the Senate.
Blakey is widely credited with conceiving the Historically Black College and University Act (Title 111-B HEA), while working with Sen. Simon, and with shepherding two extensions of the HBCU Student Loan Default Exemption through Congress. He also is credited with being a leading advocate for Black colleges as Washington Counsel for the United Negro College Fund.
Blakey, who received a law degree from Howard University School of Law in 1968, has been a partner in the firm Dean, Blakey & Moskowitz since 1989.
Also inducted into the hall of fame were Secretary of Education Roderick Paige in the field of education; Dr. Luther S. Williams in the field of science; Chief Justice Robert Benham in the field of government/law; and Marcus Haynes in the field of athletics, among others.
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