David Furlow and Andrea White

12:30-1:30 pm  David Furlow and Andrea White: “Emeline” 

Andrea White

Andrea White

The story of Emeline, a free woman of color v. Jesse P. Bolls; Historical, social and legal commentary. Pre Civil War, the founder of Houston’s Baker Botts took an important pro bono client whose history was brought back to life by a book by Andrea White and an Opera premiered by Houston Grand Opera, performed in middle schools throughout Houston. White and Furlow will address the extraordinary story of Emeline, captured in White’s book, the Opera and this Texas Monthly article:


Andrea White is an author, attorney and editorial board member of the Houston Chronicle.  She serves on the boards of Houston A+ Challenge and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Andrea is a graduate of American Leadership Forum and Leadership Texas. Married for 28 years, Andrea and former Houston Mayor Bill White have three children.


David Furlow

David Furlow is a trial attorney and partner at the international law firm of Thompson and Knight. He’s been certified in civil appellate law and has extensive experience working as both a prosecutor and civil litigator. Furlow serves as Legal Education Chair for the Appellate Advocacy Committee at DRI Voice of the Defense Bar annual meetings and the executive editor for the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society Journal.


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