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Thurgood Marshall

1908-1993

 

—Equal Justice Under Law —

 
Thurgood Marshall Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 10, 2008
1. Thurgood Marshall Memorial
Inscription. [Inscription in dark circle on plaza deck.]
Thurgood Marshall's first major victory in his life-long struggle for equality under the law for all Americans took place in the Maryland Court of Appeals which then stood near this memorial. In 1935, Marshall successfully argued for the admission of Donald Murray to the University of Maryland School of Law. This was the first step on the road to Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka in the United States Supreme Court in 1954 overturned the doctrine of "separate but equal" established by Plessy v. Ferguson (1896). Thurgood Marshall fought to achieve the promise held within the quotes above the entrance to the United States Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. "Equal Justice Under Law."

[Timeline carved within circle on plaza deck.]

1908
Born in Baltimore, Maryland.

1925
Graduated from Frederick Douglass Senior High School, Baltimore, MD.

1930
Graduated with honors from Lincoln University, Lincoln, PA.

1933
Graduated from Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C.

1934
Begins
Dedication Ceremony image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, October 22, 1996
2. Dedication Ceremony
Governor Glendening at podium, Marshall family seated, center.
work for the Baltimore Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

1935 - 1936
Won Board of Regents of the University of Maryland v. Donald Murray.

1940
Appointed Director Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.

1954
Won Brown et al v. Board of Education of Topeka et al.

1961 - 1965
Served as Judge of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, appointed by President John F. Kennedy.

1965 - 1967
Served as the United States Solicitor General.

1967 - 1991
Served as the first African American Justice on the United States Supreme Court, appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
 
Erected 1996 by Governor's Commission on the Thurgood Marshall Memorial.
 
Location. 38° 58.762′ N, 76° 29.503′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from State Circle. Click for map. The Memorial is a block west of the Maryland State House and is contiguous with "Lawyers' Mall" (a.k.a. State House
Justice Thurgood Marshall image. Click for full size.
By Libary of Congress
3. Justice Thurgood Marshall
Square) between College Avenue and State House Circle. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. State House Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor Sir Francis Nicholson and Bloomsbury Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Government House (within shouting distance of this marker); Maryland State House (within shouting distance of this marker); White Oak (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Matthew Alexander Henson (about 300 feet away); Baron Johann de Kalb, 1721 - 1780 (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Annapolis.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of Brown v. Board of Education markers.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Thurgood Marshall Memorial. (Submitted on May 15, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Thurgood Marshall. (Submitted on May 16, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Thurgood Marshall Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 10, 2008
4. Thurgood Marshall Memorial

 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansCivil RightsEducationGovernmentNotable Persons
 
Thurgood Marshall Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 10, 2008
5. Thurgood Marshall Memorial
Plaque acknowledging the Governor's Commission and construction of the Memorial.
Mrs Cecilia Suyat Marshall, Justice Marshall's widow with his statue at dedication. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, October 22, 1996
6. Mrs Cecilia Suyat Marshall, Justice Marshall's widow with his statue at dedication.
Antonio Tobias Mendez, sculptor.
Memorial, looking toward College Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 10, 2008
7. Memorial, looking toward College Avenue.
The Murray Case image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 10, 2008
8. The Murray Case
Brown v. Board image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 10, 2008
9. Brown v. Board
Close-up of Memorial text - etched on and within cicle in front of the Marshall statue. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 10, 2008
10. Close-up of Memorial text - etched on and within cicle in front of the Marshall statue.
 
 
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