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Thurgood Marshall Memorial

Address: Annapolis, MD
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Ranked #31 of 74 things to do in Annapolis
Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
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English first
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95 reviews 95 reviews
29 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Near the Government House there is a small plaza dedicated to Thurgood Marshall, the late Supreme Court Justice and great civil rights lawyer. The statute is of a young Marshall, behind his statute are pillars with the inscription "Equal Justice Under Law," and facing the statute are two benches. On one bench are statutes of two children.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a quiet plaza outside the Annapolis State House, at the gateway to the historic part of the city. There is a great memorial to Rhurgood Marshall, Supeeme Court Justice and statesman. It's important to stop and take account of his contributions while exploring this beautiful area.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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98 reviews 98 reviews
43 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Great little park like setting with neat statues of a young Thurgood Marshall walking and some kids sitting on a bench looking at him.

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Virginia Beach
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126 reviews 126 reviews
75 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Our walking tour guide mentioned that this area is where lawyers and politician met to discuss cases and bills. I took pic to share with students as Thurgood Marshall is an historic person we study for Virginia Standards of Learning.

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Churchton, Maryland
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134 reviews 134 reviews
26 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I love that there is a statue to Justice Marshall right by the state government buildings. The park is built into the ground, and is accessible by stairs and brick ramps. All around you are beautiful quotes. And his statue is beautiful. I'm glad we celebrate him here.

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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145 reviews 145 reviews
27 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I am not just saying that cause I know his Grandson either! A fine Jurist and and American legal-ledgend, Well worth the visit.

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Brooklyn, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This memorial is right in the heart of the historic buildings, and it will take you only five minutes or so to see it, but you really should go. I found the memorial to be very moving. It gave me a moment to reflect on how much Thurgood Marshall did for this country.

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It's free and very informative. Great views & history. The statues are really well done. It's a great place to take pictures and enjoy a crepe from Sofi's!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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93 reviews 93 reviews
54 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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... More 

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charlotte, nc
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192 reviews 192 reviews
45 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

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... More 

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