This program is a part of a continuing conversation in the law school concerning the legal, moral, ethical, and social issues prompted by the Charlottesville protests and fatal attack on counter-protesters. It is the third in a series of events offered this semester to address core issues of concern in our community and beyond regarding the legacy and ongoing effects of a history of racial discrimination that has been present in our country since its founding.
This session will feature a presentation by Professor Larry Gibson on the history of confederate monuments in Baltimore City. Professor Gibson has researched and designed several exhibits, articles, newspaper series, and other presentations on the history of civil rights and African American lawyers in Maryland and has served as Chairman of the Commission to Coordinate the Study, COmmemoration, and Impact of the History and Legacy of Slavery in Maryland.
The program will also feature a presentation by Professor Garrett Power on the history of residential race discrimination in Baltimore City. Professor Power is a legal historian who has written extensively on the origins of the land system in Maryland and the development of Baltimore City. The program will also invite questions and comments from the audience.