Thurgood Marshall and William Gibbs: Civil Rights in Rockville

Part of Peerless Rockville’s Emancipation to Integration series – come hear the story of an early Civil Rights victory in Rockville.

Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:00 am
Grand Courtroom of the Historic Red Brick Courthouse

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In 1937, renowned Civil Rights attorney and future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall represented William Gibbs, a Rockville principal suing for equal pay for black teachers. Honorable Patrick L. Woodward, Maryland Court of Special Appeals Judge, will discuss the case and University of Maryland Law Professor and Historian Professor Larry S. Gibson will explain how this local civil rights hero helped set the stage for Marshall’s further legal work against discrimination.

Let us know you’re coming and skip the line at the door; register via Eventbrite!

Co-sponsored by Heritage Montgomery.





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 Saturday, April 8
10 am
201 West Gude Drive
Pepco WaterShed Sustainability Center
Registration Required


Join Peerless Rockville and Pepco for a tour of the Pepco WaterShed Sustainability Center for Earth Month!
WaterShed, the University of Maryland’s winning entry into the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011, is a solar-powered home that harvests, recycles, and reuses water. A living classroom and laboratory for sustainable energy and water practices, the Pepco WaterShed Sustainability Center features a solar home and hands-on, interactive displays that educate visitors with energy-saving ideas they can apply in their own home.
The Pepco Watershed Sustainability will be open on a weekend for this special event – take this unique opportunity to visit and learn about cutting-edge technological solutions to achieve high efficiency performance in an affordable manner.
Due to limited space, registration is required.
RSVP at Eventbrite
Or contact Peerless Rockville at

Aviva Kempner’s Rosenwald Screening

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
7 pm
The Universities at Shady Grove
$5 Admission (Click here to purchase tickets); Free for Universities at Shady Grove students.
Click here for more information.

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