School Integration Children - Annapolis, MD
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N 38° 58.755 W 076° 29.503
18S E 370788 N 4315532
Quick Description: This is one of two Sit-By-Me benches incorporated into the Thurgood Marshall Memorial located in Lawyer's Mall/State House Square near 100 State Circle, Annapolis, MD.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 4/15/2012 1:32:35 PM
Waymark Code: WME7V2
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 9

Long Description:
Just west of the Maryland State House at 100 State Cirle, Annapolis, MD is a wonderful memorial to Chief Justice Thurgood Marshall and his life long work for school integration. This bench with two young school-aged children sitting on it represents Thurgood Marshall's winning the case of Brown vs. Board of Education which ended the separate but equal ruling the Supreme Court had handed down years before. This case allowed the integration of all school systems. The children on this bench represent the right of children to attend school regardless of race. This is one of two sit-by-me benches that Toby Mendez, the designer and sculptor of the memorial, designed to represent the significant victories Thurgood Marshall made 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: Children representing the decision of Brown vs. Board of Education

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).
Extra credit for having fun!!!

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