Rockland County Gov.: Thurgood Marshall Human Rights Monument Unveiled


“This monument was built over many years and honors a man who played a direct role in the course of Rockland County and American history. After founding the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in 1940, Marshall s is being fought relentlessly to end “separate but equal” structures for whites and blacks across our country, ” said the day of the county executive.

said the day of the county executive.

Long before Thurgood Marshall argued the famous Brown v. Board of Education in 1952 and 1953, he worked in Rockland to integrate the Hillburn school system. In 1943, Marshall worked with the Black community of Hillburn to file a petition against the local school board and successfully appealed to the New York State Board of Education to end the segregation of elementary schools in the town.

“Today is a milestone in the history of Rockland County, and each of you who are here today will be a part of that legacy. I personally want to thank everyone for making a dream come true. a reality, which will live on long after we are gone, ” said Human Rights Commissioner Constance Frazier.

The following words, attributed to Thurgood Marshall, are engraved on the black marble, which is the backdrop of the Monument, “By recognizing the humanity of our fellow human beings, we pay ourselves the highest price tribute.”

“Here in Rockland, he will be remembered for ending one of New York’s last officially separate schools. His fight at Hillburn is a pivotal part of our history, and his legacy is something we all owe to ourselves. memory. Justice Marshall is a good example of how we must continue to fight for equality in Rockland and in our country ”, said the day of the county executive.

said the day of the county executive.

The entire ceremony was broadcast live on the Rockland County Government Facebook page and can be viewed here: https://fb.watch/8ctxPytzCn/

The entire ceremony was broadcast live on the Rockland County Government Facebook page and can be viewed here:

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