Jamie Foxx Portrays Shaw University Graduate Willie E. Gary In The Highly Anticipated Film, The Burial.

Gary’s remarkable legal career has earned him national recognition as a leading trial attorney.

Coming from humble beginnings, he is one of 11 children of Turner and Mary Gary. The attorney was born on July 12, 1947, in Eastman, Georgia. He was raised in migrant farming communities in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.

Gary went to Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina on a football scholarship and earned a bachelor’s degree at the historically Black school. You can read the whole article here.