Thurgood Marshall (left) was born in Baltimore and became president of the N.A.A.C.P. in 1940. He later became the first African-American appointed to the US Supreme Court by President Johnson in 1967.
The Maryland Historical Society extended the release of a collection of photographs that African American photographer Paul Henderson produced during the height of the civil rights movement. Henderson captured every day moments in the life of Baltimore’s African American community. But first, he was a photographer for the Richmond Afro-American Newspaper. In 1940, he relocated to Baltimore. The photographs can be viewed online at http://mdhsphotographs.tumblr.com. Henderson died in 1966.