Archived Events & Programs

Female African American Civil Rights Pioneers: The Road to Brown and Beyond

June 30, 2021 |  Marshall Scholar Series, Discussion

Professor Beth Hopkins, Wake Forest University Law (Retired). In conversation with JMC staff, Professor Beth Hopkins will share the stories of remarkable women who helped make it possible for African Americans to seek equal access to an education in the United States. In a presentation that will span two centuries, Hopkins will highlight women whose contributions ensured that the doctrine of “separate but equal” had no place in educational institutions.

Remote Reveal of John Marshall’s Restored Robe

April 15, 2021 

In partnership with Preservation Virginia and Virginia Museum of History & Culture. Be among the first to experience this restored American treasure. The only surviving judicial robe of Chief Justice John Marshall was recently conserved. This online program previews the new exhibit showcasing the robe at the John Marshall House in Richmond.

John Marshall: The Final Founder Book Discussion

March 4, 2021

Join the Washington Library, the John Marshall Center for Constitutional History & Civics, and Preservation Virginia’s John Marshall House for a virtual talk with Robert Strauss about his new book, John Marshall: The Final Founder.

Special Guests Kevin C. Walsh, President of the John Marshall Center for Constitutional History & Civics and Jennifer Hurst-Wender, Director of Museum Operations and Education at Preservation Virginia will also join the conversation to discuss how their organizations are working to preserve the legacy of John Marshall.

What is the Chief Justice’s Role in Impeachment?

February 19, 2020

Article I, section 3 of the U.S. Constitution stipulates that the chief justice shall preside over the Senate trial of an impeached president of the United States. Only three chief justices have presided over presidential impeachment trials: Salmon P. Chase (1868 trial of Andrew Johnson), William Rehnquist (1999 trial of Bill Clinton), and John Roberts (2020 trial of Donald Trump). Johnson, Clinton, and now Trump were all acquitted. But the process leaves lingering questions: What is the Chief Justice’s role in impeachment? What does it mean to serve as the trial’s presiding officer? Hear from the experts and ask a few questions of your own.

Welcome and introduction by W. Taylor Reveley III, President Emeritus of the College of William & Mary, featuring Michael Gerhardt, University of North Carolina Law Professor and author of Impeachment: What Everyone Should Know, who recently testified in President Trump’s impeachment trial, and  Henry L. Chambers, the University of Richmond Austin E. Owen Research Scholar & Professor of Law.

Presented by the John Marshall Federal Courts Program, a partnership of William & Mary Law School, the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture, and the John Marshall Foundation. Sponsored by the Virginia Museum of History & Culture.

To listen to the audio file of the Impeachment panel discussion on February 19, 2020, click on the button below.