Since Sa’ad El-Amin is the principal advocate for 1619 Inc., we feel that it is important you know something about his long history of advocacy of civil and human rights issues and litigation. To this end, we have included his curriculum vitae for your Information so that you can understand and appreciate his tenure and experience are comprehensive and substantial.

Professional Experience

2006-Present

President and Founder:
Society for Preservation of African American-History and Antiquities Richmond, VA​

Projects Undertaken or In Progress:​

Opposition to Professional Baseball in Shockhoe Bottom- August 2009

Filed Suit to require Virginia Department of Historic Resources to Determine Boundaries of African Burial Ground- January 2010

Filed Suit to Require Virginia Commonwealth University To Cease Parking Cars on the African Burial Ground- August 2010

Filed Suit to Require Virginia Commonwealth University To Repair the damage, destruction, displacement, and its Removal of objects of African American antiquity on state-controlled land- February 2011

Professional Experience​​

2006-Present

President and Founder:
Society for Preservation of African American-History and Antiquities Richmond, VA​

Projects Undertaken or In Progress:​

Opposition to Professional Baseball in Shockhoe Bottom- August 2009

Filed Suit to require Virginia Department of Historic Resources to Determine Boundaries of African Burial Ground- January 2010

Filed Suit to Require Virginia Commonwealth University To Cease Parking Cars on the African Burial Ground- August 2010

Filed Suit to Require Virginia Commonwealth University To Repair the damage, destruction, displacement, and its Removal of objects of African American antiquity on state-controlled land- February 2011

2009-2015

Teacher; Tawheed Prep School 1202 Oak Street Richmond, VA

Classes Taught: US and Virginia History Civics and Economics​​, Public Speaking

1998 to 2003

Elected City Official
6th District City Council Member Richmond, VA
Chaired the following Standing Committees of the City Council: Economic Development and Slave Trail Commission. Also served as a member of the Council’s Finance and Public Safety Committees.​

1999 to Present

President – Strategic Litigation Services (formerly, Litigation Support Services, Inc.), Richmond, VA

Provided Legal Research and litigation support for attorneys in criminal and civil matters in state and federal courts

President-Employee Rights Advocates (formerly Employment Advocacy Center) Richmond, VA
Represent persons with Unemployment Benefit Claims before the Virginia Employment Commission; Represent persons with employment Discrimination claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and Represent employees of state and local governments Who have employment grievances​

1991 to 1999

El-Amin & Crawford P.C. Richmond, VA
President
General practice of civil and criminal litigation in federal and state courts with emphasis on civil rights, employment discrimination, and white-collar criminal cases.​

1978 to 1991​

Sa’ad El-Amin and Associates Attorneys at Law
Richmond, VA
General practice of civil and criminal litigation in federal and state courts with emphasis on civil rights, employment discrimination and white-collar criminal cases.​

1969

Yale University, New Haven, CT

Juris Doctorate, (J.D.) Master of Arts (M.A.), Economics​

1965​

University Southern California Los Angeles, CA
B.A. Social Studies. Cum Laude ​

Military

United States Air Force 1957-1961
Honorable Discharge Professional Experience​​