BGL partner Andy Freeman attended the celebration of the 115th Birthday of Justice Thurgood Marshall, the nation’s first Black Solicitor General and the first Black Supreme Court justice, at the Baltimore Museum of Art on July 2, 2023. He joined over 200 attendees in celebrating the enormous impact Justice Marshall had – and continues to have – in advancing civil rights across the United States.
BGL was proud to donate a painted mural of Justice Marshall created by students at Highlandtown Middle School #215 in Baltimore. The artwork, which is comprised of twenty individual squares, was created after educator Chadrick Shoales taught his students about Justice Marshall during Black History Month. The mural will hang in the Justice Thurgood Marshall Amenity Center alongside a portrait commissioned by prominent artist Ernest Shaw that was unveiled at the event.
The celebration’s activities included an inspiring discussion between civil rights journalist and lawyer Jami Floyd and former President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund Sherrilyn Ifill.
Beloved Community Services Corporation was the proud host of the event. Headed by Rev. Dr. Alvin C. Hathaway, Sr., Beloved Community is a community changemaker on the frontline of social, economic and health-related advancements in Baltimore City. The organization’s commercial development projects focus on restoration and rehabilitation of historic sites in Baltimore. After bringing history back to life, the buildings house organizations that provide resources, community space, commercial space, and areas restored to their original state to preserve history.
ABOUT ANDY FREEMAN
Andy Freeman obtains justice for his clients. He has won numerous verdicts, judgments, and settlements of millions, tens of millions, and in one case over a billion dollars by mastering the relevant law and getting to know his clients, their problems, and the evidence in their cases. Andy’s peers chose him as the Maryland Trial Lawyer of the Year. Read more about Andy’s practice here.
Founded in 1982, Brown, Goldstein & Levy is a law firm based in Baltimore, Maryland, with an office in Washington, DC. The firm is nationally recognized in a wide variety of practice areas, including complex civil and commercial litigation, civil rights, health care, family law, and criminal defense. Above all else, Brown, Goldstein & Levy is a client-centered law firm that brings decades of experience and passionate, effective advocacy to your fight for justice.