To highlight January as Civil Rights & Activism, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and SocComm Films would like to invite you to join in the screening of Marshall on 01/30/18 from 6pm-9pm. Charlana Simmons, Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, will lead a discussion after the movie.
Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses black chauffeur Joseph Spell of sexual assault and attempted murder. He soon teams up with Sam Friedman, a local Jewish lawyer who's never handled a criminal case. Together, the two men build a defense while contending with racist and anti-Semitic views from those who deem Spell to be guilty.