Inaugural Judge James Campbell Matthews Lecture to Focus on Thurgood Marshall

2/1/2013 | Facebook|Twitter|Email

Professor Larry Gibson of the University of Maryland School of Law will give a lecture on his book Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice at Albany Law School on Monday, Feb. 25, at 4:00 p.m.

Professor Gibson’s talk will be the inaugural Judge James Campbell Matthews Lecture. Judge Matthews, Class of 1870, was Albany Law School’s first African-American graduate and New York state’s first African-American judge. As a lawyer, he argued and won the case to desegregate Albany’s public schools.

Young Thurgood is the only biography of Thurgood Marshall to be endorsed by Marshall’s immediate family. In the biography, Professor Gibson presents fresh information about Marshall’s family, youth and education, and sheds new light on the NAACP and its first lawsuits in the campaign leading to the 1954 “Brown v. Board of Education” school desegregation decision.

The event is free and open to the public. One hour of CLE credit in professional practice is available for $20. For more information, contact 518-445-3210 or