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Charles H. Dorsey, Jr.

(1930-1995)

 
 
Charles H. Dorsey, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 16, 2008
1. Charles H. Dorsey, Jr. Marker
Inscription.

Family man, attorney, civic and church leader, mentor, lover of life, thinker, stargazer

Continuing the family tradition, Charles H. Dorsey made the fight for justice his lifelong vocation. As a young man, he fought for civil rights with the NAACP and other groups. His choice of a career in law reflected a passion for righteousness which infected those around him.

As Deputy Director (1969-74) and Executive Director (1974-95), he led the expansion of the Legal Aid Bureau as a statewide law firm committed to quality representation of those in need. In 1992, fulfilling the vision of "a permanent home for the Bureau," Dorsey oversaw the construction of these Baltimore quarters.

Among the many state and city boards he chaired are the State Board of Law Examiners, Associated Catholic Charities and Maryland Project Equality. Charles Dorsey was recognized for his leadership in the national struggle to secure adequate funding and respect of legal services programs across the country.

Seasons change. Life is renewed. Although it seems that Charles Dorsey has left this world much too soon, his untiring spirit inspires those still in the fight for justice.

October 30, 1997

 
Erected 1997.
 
Location.
Legal Aid Bureau building image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 16, 2008
2. Legal Aid Bureau building
Marker is on the bottom left.
39° 17.486′ N, 76° 36.537′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of East Lexington Street and North Gay Street on East Lexington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 East Lexington Street, Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baltimore City Fire Department (within shouting distance of this marker); Boundary Lines of Baltimore Town (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Hiltgunt Margret Zassenhaus (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); James Cardinal Gibbons (within shouting distance of this marker); Discover Holliday Street: A Stage for Culture, Politics, and Worship (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Zion Lutheran Church (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsNotable Persons
 
Legal Aid Bureau image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 27, 2015
3. Legal Aid Bureau
500 East Lexington Street
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The Charles H. Dorsey, Jr.
Building
Charles H. Dorsey, Jr. image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 27, 2015
4. Charles H. Dorsey, Jr.
Close-up of image on marker
Charles H. Dorsey, Jr. Way image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 27, 2015
5. Charles H. Dorsey, Jr. Way
This block of Lexington Street is Charles H. Dorsey Jr. Way
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,820 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   3, 4, 5. submitted on October 3, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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