On October 27, 2017, the Judge AW Center, in partnership with the University of Baltimore School of Law, held a 50th anniversary event to celebrate Thurgood Marshall's elevation to the Supreme Court. The program included remarks from Lieutenant Governor of Maryland Boyd Rutherford,  Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and Judge Alexander Williams, Jr., The program begin with a screening of the acclaimed PBS documentary Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP. We were joined by acclaimed film producer, Mick Caouette for the film which tells the dramatic story of Thurgood Marshall’s remarkable journey through war and depression in the Jim Crow south, as he set the stage for the 1954 Brown v Board of Education Supreme Court decision to desegregate America’s public schools.  Movie commentary and several insightful panel discussions followed.  We were joined by many experts in the field. Topics included the influence of Thurgood Marshall on Maryland and Marshall's work on the Supreme Court.    Brief Program Overview

 Welcome & Greetings-Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. 1:00pm
Remarks by Lt. Gov Boyd Rutherford & Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh 1:15pm
Movie Screening 1:30pm
Break 2:30pm
Movie Commentary Panel 2:45pm
Influence of Thurgood Marshall on Maryland 3:30pm
Break 4:15pm
Scholary Panel Work of Marshall on the Supreme Court 4:30pm
Closing Remarks 5:30pm
Reception 6:15pm






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