Thurgood Marshall: TM Exhibit - Oct. 2015 - Feb. 2016

Thurgood Marshall, a trailblazer, in the Supreme Court

Lecture Series Took Place January - February, 2016

In conjunction with the Thurgood Marshall exhibit and film series currently featured in the Library, several faculty members will offer lectures on topics in history, race relations, and some of the issues Marshall faced during his celebrated court cases.

Complete lecture series:

  • Monday, January 25, Professor Marilyn Howard presents “What is Race?” 
  • Monday, February 1, Social Sciences faculty Adam Moskowitz and Irene Petten presents “Racial Bias in the Criminal Justice System.” 
  • Monday, February 8, Jennifer Nardone lectures on “The Southern Reaction to Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
  • Monday, February 15, Eric Neubauer, professor in Social Sciences, speaks about “Segregated Housing in the North.”
  • Wednesday, February 17, James Stewart, professor in Social Sciences, speaks about "The Biology of Race."   
  • Monday, February 29, Professor Bob Fitrakis, speaks about “The Assault on Voting Rights in America.”  


All lectures will be held at 12:00 p.m. in the Multimedia Room on the Library’s first floor.

If you think know anything about race, check out the "Race Literacy Quiz" developed by California Newsreel in association with the Association of American Colleges and Universities.  It is eye-opening!

Eric C. Neubauer's presentation "Segregated Housing in the North."

Here are two other suggested resources to see:

"The Case for Reparations" by Ta-Nehisi Coates in The Atlantic, June 2014, pages 54+.
A Chris Rock video clip on YouTube about his New Jersey home.

Vivian Pitman: Black History Month 2016

Exhibit Poster

Thurgood Marshall Films to be Shown in the Library's Media Studio

An 18 week series of films on Thurgood Marshall were shown at Columbus State Community College beginning October 1, 2015 through January 26, 2016 in the Library's Media Studio on the 1st floor. See the schedule of films below.  

Thurgood Marshall Team Wins 2016 Quality Team Award!

From the June 30, 2016 Columbus State Update -- 

And the Gold Team Award went to the Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Exhibit, Film and Lecture Series teamThis team project began with an opportunity to engage the community with the civil rights issues detailed in Wil Haygood’s book “Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination that Changed a Nation,” released last October. As the college made plans for Wil’s speaking engagements on campus, the team came together to develop a poster exhibit that supported the event, and invited the campus and community to learn more about civil rights and racial equality in our nation.

Using emerging technology, team members created the exhibit and online guide that was enjoyed and appreciated by the community, ranging from 5th graders to local business leaders. With the help of many collaborators, the team went beyond the exhibit to create a wide range of programs including a film series, an art exhibit, a lecture series, and a companion display and programming in the Bookstore. This innovative and extraordinary program of exhibits and events provided the campus and community with the opportunity to learn more deeply about events and individuals that have had an impact on the way we live today.

The team members are: Lorien Anderson, Daryl Brown, [Robin Buser], Laurinda Gruber, Lis Huey, Kristine Kinzer, Dana Knott, Bruce Massis, Frank Neutzling, Ryan Scott, Derek Zoladz, Bob Fitrakis, Adam Moskowitz, Eric Neubauer, Irene Petten, James Stewart, Marilyn Howard, Jennifer Nardone, Zachary Hill, Sandra Zeller, and Lisa Petersen.  

Support for This Exhibition

This exhibition was funded through the generous support of Huntington Bank and Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.


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