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Thurgood Marshall Memorial
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A place to reflect on the impact of Justice Marshall
Jul 22, 2014 by: Journeying_Jean from Boston, Massachusetts
We stumbled upon this walking from the parking deck at Calvert & Bladen toward the statehouse. There are multiple sculptures in a circle, It's hard to read the text engraved in the granite on the benches with two of the sculptures and in the circle in front of the standing statue (in fact, we almost didn't see them at all and never could make out all the text centered inside the circle). Make a point to find it, don't just stumble upon it. You'll be glad you did.
Fitting tribute to the late great Justice Marshall
Jun 06, 2014 by: carolinasunshine13 from charlotte, nc
Actually happened across the memorial by chance, and glad we did! It is a beautiful memorial to United States Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, based on his work as an attorney, seeking to desegregate the University of Maryland School of Law. The Memorial is on the mall, across from the state capital and next to the governor's mansion. A bronze statue of Marshall, on a granite patio (with a story explaining why Marshall was being memorialized and his successfully desegregating u of M Law School) is beautiful and a gentle reminder of a dark and sad history in our past. Nearby are benches, with statues of children who benefitted from Marshall's legacy. The mall area is beautiful to see (and one of the prettiest state house grounds areas I have ever seen).
May 26, 2014 by: Gerald D from Manchester
It is located next to the State Capitol. It is almost lifelike. I am sure Justice Marshall would be pleased. Make sure you have your camera
An unexpected piece of history
May 18, 2014 by: sevensprings from rye, colorado
Located just outside the main entrance to the MD State House, this little gem of history educates and causes one to think about this great man. It didn't hurt that the trees were in beautiful bloom and the State House provides an awesome view. I'm so glad I stumbled upon this gem.
a quiet interlude for you to reflect
Apr 26, 2014 by: uckbuck from Culpeper
this champion of civil rights should evoke in every American a deep reflection of our ill treatment of "people of color" throughout our history even into the present day and their accomplishments and contributions that have helped shape our society and improve our lives
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