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Thurgood Marshall and William Gibbs: Civil Rights in Rockville- Peerless Rockville

  • Grand Courtroom of the Historic Red Brick Courthouse 29 Courthouse Square Rockville, MD, 20850 United States (map)

Part of Peerless Rockville's Emancipation to Integration series - come hear the story of an early Civil Rights victory in Rockville. 

In 1937, renowned Civil Rights attorney and future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall represented William Gibbs, a Rockville principal suing for equal pay for black teachers. Honorable Patrick L. Woodward will discuss the case and Professor Larry S. Gibson will explain how this local civil rights hero helped set the stage for Marshall’s further legal work against discrimination. 

Featuring Larry Gibson, University of Maryland Law Professor and Historian and Honorable Patrick L. Woodward, Maryland Court of Special Appeals Judge.

Sponsored by Heritage Montgomery.