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Saint Thurgood

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Thurgood Marshall

May 17 is the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, in which the U.S. Supreme Court decided that segregated schools are unconstitutional. Arguing the case for the plaintiffs was Thurgood Marshall, who later served on the Court himself. In 2006, the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C. proposed honoring Marshall by making May 17 an official church feast day in his honor. While the national church body won't consider the idea until its convention next year, Diocese of Washington-affiliated blog The Lead has posted worship resources for informal observance this year—courtesy of the diocese, Seabury-Western Seminary, and Marshall's home parish in D.C.

Steve Thorngate