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Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Breakfast returns in person

Scholarships will be given and money raised at an event this weekend that bears the name of Supreme Court justice and civil rights leader Thurgood Marshall. The Omicron Nu Lambda chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity is back in person with the fourth annual Thurgood Marshall Scholarship breakfast. The...
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Advanced Learning at Thurgood Marshall

Enrichment clusters bring advanced learning opportunities to every student. Discovering, training, and investigating; that’s what students at Thurgood Marshall Elementary experience every week in their enrichment clusters. For an hour on Wednesdays, most students in grades three through five gather in cluster groups to expand their learning beyond typical classroom assignments.

Thurgood Marshall Egg'stravaganza

Join us at Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center for our Egg Hunt Egg'stravaganza! Enjoy games, crafts, and an egg hunt with lots of surprises! Please bring your basket to participate in the egg hunt.

Thurgood Marshall (1967–1991)

In the entire history of the Supreme Court, few names ring louder than that of Justice Thurgood Marshall: a champion of civil rights who successfully argued 30 cases before the High Court before being appointed himself. A native of then-segregated Baltimore, Marshall would become the first black Supreme Court justice in American history. While he wielded incredible influence as a justice and authored many landmark opinions, he is probably most famous for his work as an attorney—when he successfully argued Brown v. Board of Education before the Supreme Court he would later join.

Jackson’s Supreme Court hearing a flashback to race, crime featuring in Thurgood Marshall hearings

U.S. Sen. James Eastland posed a question to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Thurgood Marshall during his August 1967 confirmation hearings. “Are you prejudiced against white people in the South?” Eastland, a known white supremacist, could not be clearer in conveying his fears about Marshall and race. Fifty-five years after Marshall’s hearings, U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn […] The post Jackson’s Supreme Court hearing a flashback to race, crime featuring in Thurgood Marshall hearings appeared first on Ohio Capital Journal.

Race-based questioning of Ketanji Brown Jackson ‘mirrors’ experience of Thurgood Marshall

The aggressive, race-based questioning of Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson mirrored the treatment doled out to the first Black justice Thurgood Marshall more than 50 year ago, a top legal scholar has said.Ahead of this week’s questioning of Jackson by members of the Senate judiciary committee, an event marked by performances by some Republican senators widely condemned for their dishonesty, grand-standing and even rudeness, legal scholar Margaret Russell took a look at the experience of Marshall, who made history in 1967 when Lyndon Johnson nominated him to be the first Black justice on the Supreme Court.Russell, an associate...

Weekend Picks: New work at Open Eye Theatre; Lester Purry plays Thurgood Marshall

The Twin Cities are popping right now, with all sorts of fantastic options happening in theater, music, film and more. At the top of the list is the latest offering by Open Eye Theatre co-founder Michael Sommers. The company has had a shift in leadership, but it’s great to see Sommers’ work return to the space — he’s really a Twin Cities treasure. Speaking of treasures, Lester Purry, once a regular force in Minnesota theater, makes a triumphant return in his portrayal of Thurgood Marshall at Penumbra Theatre, which opens this week. Meanwhile, the Walker Art Center, Dreamsong and FD13 are teaming up to bring an exciting new voice in filmmaking, Anocha Suwichakornpong, here to the Twin Cities for screenings, discussions and a sneak peek at her latest project. Finally, some scrumptious music events taking place this week include Chastity Brown hitting the Woman’s Club in Minneapolis and some next-level piano playing at the Parkway Theater.

A West Baltimore landmark school attended by Thurgood Marshall to sparkle again

The Rev. Al Hathaway states his case: “Justice Thurgood Marshall should be to Baltimore what the Rev. Martin Luther King is to Atlanta.” He’s been working hard to get a school the Supreme Court justice attended restored and sparkling again. Look for the Justice Thurgood Marshall Amenity Center to start construction this summer. And how fitting that the Baltimore-born lawyer, who pressed the ...
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A Celebration of Black History With Portland Playhouse And Thurgood Marshall

All month the Portland Playhouse is bringing the life and accomplishments of Thurgood Marshall to their stage. Ashley had a chance to sit down with Lester Purry (who plays Thurgood Marshall in the one man show) as well as the Associate Producer for Portland Playhouse, Charles Grant, or a conversation about this play and it’s importance to the community.

James G. Durham named director of the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library Deputy Director James G. Durham has been named director, effective February 9, 2022. Durham was the first deputy director of the Law Library and has served in the role since 2011. “James Durham is uniquely qualified to lead the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library and […] The post James G. Durham named director of the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library appeared first on The Southern Maryland Chronicle.