Photo courtesy of Elaine Graves.
St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church congregants Lisa Romero, Thelma Jones, Candice Bryant, Virginia Mathis, Rev. Martha Clark, and Mrs. Cecilia Marshall, widow of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, visited Marshall’s grave in Arlington National Cemetery on Sunday, May 17, which the Episcopal Church designated as the Feast Day of Thurgood Marshall.
May 17 is the designated feast day to remember Marshall’s witness, because it’s the anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education, Marshall’s 1954 landmark Supreme Court victory, which declared segregated education in public schools unconstitutional.
St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church was the home parish of Justice Marshall during his years on the Supreme Court. His widow, Mrs. Cecilia Marshall, remains an active member of the parish.
By: Elaine Graves