by Morgan State U
January 06, 2023
A Black Artist’s Thurgood Marshall Replaces Portrait of a Likely Enslaver
There were few portraits of Black historical figures on the walls of the Maryland Senate building in Annapolis. The omission did not escape Sen. William C. Smith Jr. (D-Montgomery). Smith joined Morgan State University alum Ernest Shaw Jr., an artist and teacher from West Baltimore, to unveil a painting of a young Thurgood Marshall, also born in Baltimore.
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