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SPARKLE -- Thurgood Marshall: A Trail-Blazing Civil Rights Victory in Montgomery County

When:
Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Where:
Silver Spring Civic Building
Spring Room
1 Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD  20910
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Douglas Gaddis
301-633-2030 (c)
Category:
Educational
Registration is recommended
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee

Thurgood Marshall: A Trail-Blazing Civil Rights Victory in Montgomery County

Speaker: Ralph Buglass

Civil rights icon Thurgood Marshall delivered an early blow to school segregation right here in Montgomery County—gaining equal pay for the county’s African American teachers in 1937. This little-known legal case is often seen as the first step in Marshall’s successful drive to have separate schools for white and black children declared unconstitutional, as the Supreme Court did 17 years later in a landmark decision. This illustrated talk details this remarkable local story and its national significance. Spoiler alert: the victory came at a tremendous cost to the teacher bringing the case.

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