Dr. Lenneal Henderson will present "Thurgood Marshall is Coming," a portrayal of the celebrated Supreme Court Justice and Maryland native on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. in FSU's Lane University Center Manicur Assembly Hall. The event marks the 10th anniversary celebration of African American Studies at FSU.
Marshall, a civil rights pioneer who was instrumental in a number of cases, most notably Briggs v. Elliott, which became part of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling that desegregated schools, was appointed Solicitor General, then a Federal Judge, and then to the Supreme Court of the United States, the first African American to hold that post.
Born in New Orleans and raised in the housing projects of San Francisco, Henderson was a former head of the Department of Political Science, director of the Bureau of Public Administration and a professor of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He has written a number of books, published papers and made presentations all over the world on energy policy, urban dynamics, organizational theory and racial and ethnic studies.
He is currently distinguished professor of Government and Public Administration and senior fellow at both the William Donald Schaefer Center for Public Policy and the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics at the University of Baltimore where he was also a Henry C. Welcome Fellow at UB.
Sponsors include the Frostburg Historical Museum, the Maryland Humanities Council, Columbia Gas of Maryland, FSU’s African American Studies Program, African American Studies Student Society,the Sociology Club, the FSU student chapter of NAACP, Alpha Phi Alpha, the Law and Society Club and Sociology/Social Work club.
A question and answer period will follow the presentation. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Dr. Robert Moore at (301) 687-4995. FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.