‘Thurgood’ Debuts at the Olney Theatre

Cecilia Marshall (second from left), Justice Thurgood Marshall (right) and their two sons (Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage)
Cecilia Marshall (second from left), Justice Thurgood Marshall (right) and their two sons (Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage)

Four decades after Thurgood Marshall became the first black to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, the Olney Theatre Center for the Arts highlights the iconic jurist’s history with a behind-the-scenes look at his personal struggles and growth in “Thurgood.”

“The one-man show [starring veteran TV actor Brian Anthony Williams] depicts the incredible story of the Baltimore, Md., native who changed the face of American jurisprudence and helped end segregation in our schools — a really important moment in our history, especially in today’s political climate,” said Whitney Stringer, a spokesperson for the Maryland theater.

Directed by Emmy winner Walter Dallas, the show brilliantly breathes life into the late justice by shining light on his childhood in Baltimore and education, including his years at Howard University, as well as his career as a groundbreaking NAACP litigator.

A pre-show conversation with public policy scholar Lenneal Henderson will be held Saturday at 5 p.m.

For more information, visit olneytheatre.org.

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