GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION ON THE THURGOOD MARSHALL MEMORIAL STATUE


[color photograph of Thurgood Marshall statue]
Harry A. Cole, Chair (chosen by Governor)

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
e-mail: smithn@dhcd.state.md.us
fax: (410) 987-4071
Thurgood Marshall Memorial Statue, Lawyers' Mall,
College Ave. & Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, Maryland,
June 1999. Photo by Diane P. Frese.


[color photograph of statues of children at Thurgood Marshall Memorial]
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.


[color photograph of Donald Gaines Murray statue]

The Governor's Commission on the Thurgood Marshall Memorial Statue was established in 1994 (Executive Order 01.01.1994.13). The Commission conducted a national design competition and, in March 1995, selected Maryland sculptor Antonio T. Mendez to create the work. Unveiled in October 1996, the statue is situated on Lawyers' Mall near the State House in Annapolis.

With the installation of the Thurgood Marshall Memorial, the Commission's duties were completed in 1996.


Donald Gaines Murray statue at Thurgood Marshall
Memorial, Lawyers' Mall, Annapolis, Maryland,
June 1999. Photo by Diane P. Frese.


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