This Thurgood is genial and avuncular, a man with a sharp sense of humor and a briefcase full of illustrative stories.
— Rohan Preston, Star Tribune
 

THURGOOD

by George Stevens Jr.

James Craven as Thurgood Marshall

James Craven as Thurgood Marshall


Directed by Michael Robins

On Tour in Minnesota

February 6 through March 18, 2017

At Illusion Theater
March 9th - March 19th, 2017

Judge Michael Davis and Keith Ellison in the post-play discussion after a performance of Thurgood in Minneapolis .

Judge Michael Davis and Keith Ellison in the post-play discussion after a performance of Thurgood in Minneapolis .

For more information about on how THURGOOD can tour your city or school, please contact Illusion Theater's Tour Coordinator, Jayne Robins at jrobins@illusiontheater.org

We know about Martin Luther King and about Malcolm X.

What do you know about the other visionary leader of the Civil Rights' Movement: 

Thurgood Marshall?

Coming from a childhood in Baltimore, Thurgood Marshall became a lawyer and eventually a Supreme Court Justice. Thurgood was a one of the architects of the American Civil Rights Movement including the landmark Brown vs Board of Education case. This is an eye-opening, humorous and uplifting portrait of a true American hero.

To hear James Craven talk about Thurgood on MPR, click here.

To see more, click here from MinnPost.

Or here is an article from the Star Tribune


 

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You should present this play every year so every high school student could see the struggle behind the Brown v Board of Education Supreme Court decision. You see how that decision unanimously struck down segregation in public schools, and led to the American Civil Rights movement. This is a story of social justice.
— South High School Student