In celebration of February’s Black History Month, Professor George Knox was recognized by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime for being an outstanding Miami-Dade citizen. Professor Knox, Dr. Shirley Johnson and former North Miami City Councilman Jacques Despinosse were presented with proclamations commemorating their important contributions to the community during the February 19th County Commission meeting.
According to a press release issued by the commissioner: “Professor Knox is one of Miami’s most respected business community leaders and has been instrumental in shaping South Florida’s diverse economic landscape. A founding member of the Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority, he participated in the effort to attract and secure an NBA franchise for Miami (the Miami Heat) and was also part of the team that helped to bring major league baseball to South Florida. Mr. Knox, who was the first African American to join the faculty of the University Of Arkansas School Of Law and the first person of color to serve as a Department Head and as City Attorney for the City of Miami, now works as a visiting faculty member at the Florida International University College of Law and Director of Non-Litigation Advocacy Programs with the Center for Professionalism and Ethics.”