Douglas Gaines Murray Sit-By-Me Bench - Annapolis, MD
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N 38° 58.758 W 076° 29.508
18S E 370781 N 4315537
Quick Description: Near the statue of Thurgood Marshall's statue in the Lawyer's Mall/State House Square are two sit-by-me statues that are part of the Thurgood Marshall Memorial. This is the Douglas Gaines Murray sit-by-me bench.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 4/15/2012 1:14:39 PM
Waymark Code: WME7TW
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Long Description:
In a small park or plaza called either Lawyer's Mall or State House Square, just west of the Maryland State House at State Circle, is a grand memorial built to honor Chief Justice Thurgood Marshall (see WM6D3D, WM6D3A, and WM7G8T). In front of where Chief Justice Marshall's statue is located are two benches with bronze sculptures of significant people Marshall defended and won significant civil rights cases. This waymark is a sit-by-me bench designed by Toby Mendez, the sculptor and designer of the memorial. The figure on this bench is Douglas Gaines Murray, for whom Marshal won the right to enter the University of Maryland Law School. This marked Marshall's first win in his fight for school integration.

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Location description: Part of the Thurgood Marshall Memorial near 100 State Circle, Annapolis, MD

Statue's Subject: Douglas Gaines Murray

Artist: Toby Mendez

Visit Instructions:
Photo of the statue with person sitting on bench next to the statue, standing next to the statue or other-wise interacting appropriately with the statue(face of person does not need to show, gps does not need to be in photo).
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