Seattle City Council, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, Office of Arts & Culture, NAACP Seattle Chapter, LANGSTON, and CD Forum for Arts & Ideas present:
THURGOOD, the one-man play based on the life of Civil Rights great and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
Prior to his appointment to the United States Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall worked as a lawyer for the NAACP. This one-man play starring Dr. Timothy Golden, tells the story of his role in the civil rights movement and the people that influenced him. The playwright takes us through a truly inspirational time in Thurgoods life — from the character-building debates young Thurgoods father led at the dinner table, to Thurgoods years traveling across the South and winning lawsuit after lawsuit, to his breaking down the separate but equal laws as chief counsel for the NAACP, to laying the legal groundwork for the nations civil-rights movement, to his placement on the Supreme Court, to the day of his retirement two years before his death.
Dr. Timothy Golden who is a professor at Walla Walla College will portray Thurgood Marshall. Dr. Golden is the director of the Donald Blake Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture. One of his specialties is critical race theory.
Please join us on Wednesday August 16th for this free and extremely relevant play about Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
“If you want to leave the theatre thinking anything is possible, no matter your shortcomings, you need to see “Thurgood”. It’s not just a story about African Americans, it is a story about all of us.”