From Segregation to Integration:
Archives of Maryland Documents for the Classroom
The Donald Murray Case, 1935-1937
Maryland State Archives
350 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21401
Marshall Memorial on Lawyers' Mall in Annapolis
In 1996, the State of Maryland erected a monument to Thurgood Marshall
in Annapolis near the site of the old Court of Appeals building where he
argued the Murray case in 1935. Notice how the statue depicts a younger
Marshall than often seen in photographs or other monuments which show Marshall
later in his career, as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Murray's
client Esther McCready, for whom
Murray and co-counsel Charles H. Houston
won admission to the University of Maryland School of Nursing in 1950,
attended the dedication ceremony. The Archives presented historical
materials on the career of Marshall in preparation for the opening
of the memorial.
Clarence Mitchell Courthouse, 111 N. Calvert St., Baltimore.
Thurgood Marshall argued the Murray case in this historic building,
since renamed for one of Maryland's most prominent African-American lawyers.
Mitchell was renown for his civil rights legal efforts.
1522 McCullough St., Baltimore.
The Murray family townhouse still stands, but is not known or marked
as the home of a pivotal character in the history of desegregation in Maryland.
University of Maryland, corner of Lombard and Greene Streets.
The building which now houses the School of Nursing served as the law
school in the 1930s.
The Archives of Maryland Documents for the Classroom series of the Maryland State Archives was designed and developed by Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse and Dr. M. Mercer Neale and was prepared with the assistance of R. J. Rockefeller, Lynne MacAdam, Leigh Bond, Matt Brown, Laura Lisy, and other members of the Archives staff. MSA SC 2221-11. Publication no. 1844.
© Copyright September 16, 1996, rev. July 1998 Maryland
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