Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Thurgood Marshall House
This was the most famous of the many civil rights cases argued by Thurgood Marshall before the Supreme Court. Born and raised in Baltimore, Marshall lived in this house as a young boy. Denied admission to the University of Maryland Law School because of his race, he commuted to Howard University instead, graduating in 1933. Two years later, he took U.M.L.S. to court on behalf of Donald Murray. He won the case, forcing the school to admit Murray, its first black student since the 1890's.
Marshall joined the legal staff of the NAACP in 1936. He stayed there 25 years, until President John F. Kennedy appointed him to the U.S. Circuity Court of Appeals in 1961. Four years later, President Lyndon B. Johns named him Solicitor-General, responsible for deciding which cases the Supreme Court will hear. In 1967, Thurgood Marshall became the first
Erected by the City of Baltimore, Baltimore City Chapter of the NAACP, Sponsor and William Donald Schaefer, Mayor.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Baltimore City historical markers marker series.
Location. 39° 18.25′ N, 76° 38.009′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Division Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1632 Division Street, Baltimore MD 21217, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J. Howard Payne (1887-1960) House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry Highland Garnet Park (approx. ¼ mile away); The Cone Sisters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Memory of Dr. Lillie May Jackson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Howard A. Kelly, M.D. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sidney Lanier (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lillie Carroll Jackson Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
More about this marker. The marker features a photograph with the caption:
First victory in the school segregation fight came in 1935 when Charlie Houston (left) and Thurgood Marshall
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Notable Persons •
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