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Professor Donald Tibbs Gives Black History Month Keynote on ‘the Great (Racial) Divide in American Law’

February 06, 2014

Professor Donald F. Tibbs discussed the trial of George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin as the keynote speaker at a Black History Month observation at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah on Feb. 6. 

The talk, “A Questionable Verdict: Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman and the Great (Racial) Divide in American Law,” explored implications of bias in the criminal justice system and other questions raised in the high-profile case. 

Tibbs is the author of “From Black Power to Prison Power: The Making of Jones v. North Carolina Prisoners’ Labor Union” and an expert on the overlapping issues of race, law, civil rights and criminal procedure.