Larry S. Gibson: Young Thurgood

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Larry S. Gibson discusses his revelatory new biography of Thurgood Marshall, the only biography of Marshall ever to be endorsed by his immediate family, which focuses on Marshall's youthful formative years in Maryland.


By The Author

Thurgood Marshall transformed the nation's legal landscape by challenging racial segregation. Marshall is best known for his achievements after his relocation to New York in 1936 to work for the NAACP. But his personality, attitudes, priorities and work habits crystallized during his youth in Maryland. Exhaustively researched and engagingly written, Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice is the first detailed examination of that formative period in Marshall's life.  

Larry S. Gibson presents fresh information about Marshall's family and his education, as well as the history of the NAACP. Gibson describes the mentors who  helped shape Marshall's values and sharpen his skills, the impact of his experiences in competitive debating while in high school and college, his struggles to establish a law practice during the Great Depression and his first civil rights cases. He also corrects inaccuracies in some oft-repeated stories about Marshall.


About the Author:

Larry S. Gibson is professor of law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where he has been on the faculty for 38 years. He is also a practicing lawyer with the firm of Shapiro, Sher, Guinot & Sandler. Among his many accomplishments was legislation that renamed Maryland's major airport the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.






Event Details

Time & DATE
Start: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 7:00pm
End: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 9:00pm



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