Professor José F. Anderson Discusses His Book Genius For Justice

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On the evening of February 9, the Black Law Student Mentoring and Leadership Program, Diversity Advisory Council, and Black Law Students Association held a lecture in the Walter A. Slowinski courtroom at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. The lecture was part of the University's celebration of Black History Month. The evening opened with a welcome by Professor Veryl Miles, who introduced the speaker, Professor José F. Anderson.

Anderson is a professor of law at the University of Baltimore and the author of Genius for Justice: Charles Hamilton Houston and the Reform of American Law. The students in attendance received copies of Anderson's book. Anderson's lecture focused on the career of Charles Hamilton Houston, who played a significant role in dismantling Jim Crow laws, especially attacking segregation in schools and racial housing covenants. Anderson also discussed Houston's involvement in training and mentoring a generation of black attorneys, including Justice Thurgood Marshall.

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