Appointed by Governor: Fred Lazarus IV; James E. Lewis; Dianne A. Magruder; Edward C. Papenfuse, Ph.D.; Kenneth G. Rodgers; Areca H. Sampson.
Contact: Nikki DeJesus Smith
c/o Division of Historical & Cultural Programs
Dept. of Housing & Community Development
100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032
(410) 514-7654; fax: (410) 987-4071
Thurgood Marshall Memorial Statue, Lawyers' Mall, College Ave. & Rowe
Blvd., Annapolis, Maryland, June 1999. Photo by Diane P. Frese.
A memorial statue was erected in 1996 by the State of Maryland to honor her native son, Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993). Justice Marshall served on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1967 to 1991. In 1954, as chief counsel to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, he argued against school segregation before the U.S. Supreme Court in the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.
Statues of two children (representing the achievement of Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka), Thurgood Marshall Memorial, Lawyers' Mall, Annapolis, Maryland, June 1999. Photo by Diane P. Frese.
With the installation of the Thurgood Marshall Memorial, the Commission's duties were completed in 1996.
The Thurgood Marshall Memorial is part of the collection of the Commission on Artistic Property, which is responsible for the long-term care and maintenance of the Memorial.
Donald Gaines Murray statue at Thurgood Marshall
Memorial, Lawyers' Mall, Annapolis, Maryland, June 1999. Photo by Diane P. Frese.
July 1, 2009
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