Mobile Jewish Film Festival – Marshall

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Date(s) - January 20, 2020
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center


Marshall is based on an early trial of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. It follows the young Marshall as he defends a black chauffeur charged with sexual assault and attempted murder of his white socialite employer. Muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall partners with
a courageous young Jewish lawyer to mount their defense in an environment of racism and Anti-Semitism. The outcome ultimately leads to Marshall’s creation of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Special Guests: Discussion on Black-Jewish relations follows film. With Dr. David Meola, Director of Jewish Studies at Univ. of So. Alabama, and Kern Jackson, Director of the USA African-American Studies Program.

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