Thurgood is Coming! A Living History Presentation
Lenneal Henderson portrays the celebrated Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in a living history presentation about Maryland's famous civil rights advocate. Born in Baltimore, Marshall graduated from Howard University Law School at the top of his class. He established a law practice in Baltimore, where he was an advocate for "the little people." In 1935 in the case of Murray v Pearson, Marshall gained admission for Donald Murray to the University of Maryland Law School. He became involved in cases to desegregate public schools in South Carolina in the case of Briggs v Elliott which would become one of the five cases settled by the 1954 Supreme Court case of Brown v Board of Education. Marshall was appointed Solicitor General, then a Federal Judge, and then to the Supreme Court of the United States. Adult and high school audiences.
Lenneal J. Henderson is Distinguished Professor of Government and Public Administration and Senior Fellow at the William Donald Schaefer Center for Public Policy and a Senior Fellow in the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics at the University of Baltimore where he was formerly a Henry C. Welcome Fellow. Dr. Henderson has been a consultant to federal, state, and local government, the corporate sector, and the nonprofit sector for more than thirty years in the areas of housing, education policy, energy management, environmental policy, and public management. He is the author or editor of four books and forty-two articles. He received his A.B., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.