Join us for a screening of the critically-acclaimed biopic, Marshall, about future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall's involvement in a racially-charged criminal case early in his career as an NAACP lawyer. Based on the real-life case of Connecticut v. Spell, the film recounts how Marshall partnered with a courageous young Jewish lawyer to defend a black chauffer charged with sexual assault and attempted murder of his white socialite employer.

The program will be held on Thursday, February 28 at the Bar Center at 3 p.m. The annual Trailblazer Awards ceremony will immediately follow the program. Sen. Gerald A. Neal, the longest serving African American member of the Kentucky General Assembly, will receive the 2019 Justice William E. McAnulty Jr. Trailblazer Award. The award, named in honor of the first African American to sit on the Kentucky Supreme Court, is given annually by the LBA’s Diversity Committee to one who has had a significant impact on improving racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession. The Trailblazer Award ceremonies will take place on February 28 at 5:00 p.m. immediately following the LBA’s Black History Month program. Also being recognized at the ceremonies is Barbara Thompson who retired last year as the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law’s long-time student records director.

Both events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.