Professor Larry S. Gibson has played a leadership role in the campaigns of many Maryland and national politicians beginning with his first effort in 1968 organizing the campaign of Joseph Howard for Judge on the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City. Success in the Howard campaign was followed by work on the local campaigns of Milton Allen, William H. Murphy, Paul Chester, Wayne Curry and Kurt Schmoke. At the national level he has worked on the presidential campaigns of George McGovern, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Internationally, Gibson's organizational talents have been employed by candidates as far away as Liberia and Madagascar.
This collection, donated by Professor Gibson, illustrates the development of political campaigns in Maryland with particular focus on the experience of African American candidates.
Additional resources about the collection can be found at the website of the African Americans in the Law Special Collections.