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Election Materials from Gibson Collection Now Online

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library has announced the release of several new online resources in the library's African Americans in the Law Special Collections.

The first of these is a multi-part introduction to materials in the Larry Gibson Collection. Professor Larry S. Gibson has played a leadership role in the campaigns of many Maryland and national politicians beginning with his first effort organizing the campaign of Joseph Howard for Judge on the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City in 1968. Success in the Howard campaign was followed by work on the local campaigns of Milton Allen, William H. Murphy, Paul Chester, Wayne Curry and Kurt Schmoke. At the national level he has worked on the presidential campaigns of George McGovern, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. The website Crafting Victories features documents, images, audio and video from this extraordinarily rich collection of Maryland and Baltimore political history.

In addition, the library has launched two new image galleries via the Law School's Digital Commons project. The first focuses on campaign images from the Gibson collection while the second collection focuses on photographs from the Baltimore City Chapter of the NAACP.

Finally, the Thurgood Marshall Law Library has partnered with Maryland Public Television to provide access to the 2001 documentary Color at the Bar. This hour-long video presentation created by MPT and the Monumental Bar Association effectively tells the story of how African American lawyers secured the right to practice law in Maryland.

On Election Day, Professor Gibson was a guest on WYPR's Maryland Morning. During the radio show, he discussed the collection and his life in international, national, and local politics.

Listen to Professor Gibson's interview.


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