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Evening with an Icon of Justice

Witness one of America’s greatest stories told from the White Heron Theatre stage by superb storyteller Earl Baker, Jr. Baker transforms into an icon of justice as he tells the story of how Thurgood Marshall, a boy from the backstreets of Baltimore, son of a railroad porter and a teacher, grew up to change history.

photo by Cary Hazlegrove

From arguing the 1954 landmark case Brown v. Board of Education to becoming the first African-American Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall’s tenacity and advocacy advanced civil rights and paved the way for the young African-American leaders of our future.

Baker puts heart and soul into his performance, making this solo show, as described by the New York Times, “absorbing” and “riveting.” The play Thurgood inspires and empowers audiences with the story of a truly great American.

Thurgood is presented in a limited engagement by White Heron Theatre: only five more appearances this week: August 25, 28, 29, 30, and 31. Tickets are available at

Also on stage this week, August 26 and 27 is Tom Cotter for the White Heron Comedy Club. White Heron Bar opens at 8pm, and the laughs start at 9 pm.

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