October 11 5:45 PM - 8:45 PM
Western Illinois University
This event is open to the public.
The Annual Thurgood Marshall Lecture at Western Illinois University will be given by WIU alumnus Robert E. Weems, Jr. He is the Willard W. Garvey Distinguished Professor of Business History at Wichita State University.
This event will be held at the Western Illinois University's Multicultural Center. Transportation will be provided by the CIL and will leave from Alumni Hall.
Weems was a professor of history at the University of Missouri, Columbia from 1999-2011. A native of Chicago, Weems received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His areas of specialization include African American history, African American business history and U.S. history.
"It has been 50 years since being the first African American appointed to the Supreme Court and almost 25 years since his death," said Brooks. "Marshall is still one of America's greatest legal minds. His work as on the Supreme Court and with the NAACP changed the arch of history and left an indelible mark on our country's judicial system."
This event, open free to the public, is co-sponsored by the WIU Centennial Honors College, College of Fine Arts and Communication, Malpass Library, and the departments of History, Political Science, and Liberal Arts.
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