The Thurgood Marshall Law and Leadership Development Committee presents The Historic Frederick Douglass High School’s Law & Leadership Institute’s
2nd Annual Thurgood Marshall Legacy Event
Thursday, May 17th, 4 to 8 pm
At The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
This year’s event is a dinner to acknowledge the achievement of past Frederick Douglass alumni that are judicial icons.
This year’s legal icon honoree is Attorney William A. Dorsey, a 1956 Frederick Douglass High School graduate who became the First (1st) African American Administrative Clerk, District 1, for the District Courts of Baltimore City. The Keynote speaker will be the Honorable Charles Dorsey, 3rd of the Baltimore City Circuit Court.
Catering will be provided by Class Act Catering, Inc. Entertainment provided by the Douglass Jazz Quartet. The Thurgood Marshall Law and Leadership Institute at Historic Frederick Douglass High School is under the direction of Dr. Kirk Crawley. Proceeds from the event benefit the Law and Leadership Programs.
The dinner is a worthy testament to the legacy to Historic Frederick Douglass High School and Thurgood Marshall. Additionally, it is a fitting tribute to Frederick Douglass on this occasion as we celebrate his 200th birthday.
Please show your support by attending and/or spreading the word.
Additional ticket contacts/referrals: Tyra Land, 443.642.6070, firstname.lastname@example.org; Lyndia E. Ruff-Lynch,410.396.0794, email@example.com; Mary Chavis Radcliffe, 443.472.3842, firstname.lastname@example.org; Muriel Praileau, 410.294.9394, email@example.com. Everyone is encouraged to make contact for tickets electronically. As previously stated make all tax deductible checks payable to Y.E.S, a 501 (C) (3). Additionally, for individuals that can’t attend but interested in making a contribution to the event of $25.00 will be listed as a Patron in the souvenir program as any amount in excess of $25.00 will be listed as a Donor. Please keep in mind that all monies spent on the event are tax deductible.
Please show your support by attending this and spreading the word.
Curtis N. McMeekin, Chair
The Thurgood Marshall Law and Leadership Development Committee
Frederick Douglass High School has had a rich tradition of producing some of Baltimore’s African American icons. Thurgood Marshall was one of the most notable. His accomplishments (school desegregation to include Polytechnic High School and Supreme Court selection) are well documented. Other graduates that have excelled as trail blazers include Enolia Pettigen McMillan (the first female national president of the NAACP, civil rights activist, and community leader), Cab Calloway (American jazz singer and bandleader), the Mitchells: Parren, Juanita and Clarence M. Mitchell (politics, law and civil rights/government), William H. Murphy, Sr. (lawyer, judge and a founding member of Brown, Allen, Watts, Murphy & Russell the first Baltimore African American law firm to locate in One Charles Center), George L. Russell, Jr. (attained many first legal accomplishments to include, but not limited, to become the first African American City Solicitor for Baltimore City), Bishop Robinson (Baltimore’s first African American Police Commissioner and Secretary of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correction Services). The aforementioned represents a few of the many first acquired by Frederick Douglass High School graduates. This year’s event acknowledges the achievements of another Douglass High School graduate judicial icon.