Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall (HM4SA)

Location: Annapolis, MD 21401 Anne Arundel County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 58.762', W 76° 29.503'

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— Equal Justice Under Law —

[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.]

Born in Baltimore, Maryland.

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

Graduated with honors from Lincoln University, Lincoln, PA.

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

Begins 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.

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

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.
HM NumberHM4SA
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Year Placed1996
Placed ByGovernor's Commission on the Thurgood Marshall Memorial
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 11:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 370789 N 4315545
Decimal Degrees38.97936667, -76.49171667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.762', W 76° 29.503'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 45.72" N, 76° 29' 30.18" W
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Area Code(s)410, 301, 443, 202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 99 MD-450, Annapolis MD 21401, US
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