Patchwork Penguins

“None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by the bootstraps.  We got here because somebody bent down and helped us pick up our boots.”
–Thurgood Marshall

Patchwork Penguins – 5″ x 7″ Watercolor & Sharpie

This is another “P” painting from my WDE at WetCanvas.  I had so much fun doing this.  It was total play.  😀

Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court Justice

Born in Baltimore, Maryland on July 2, 1908, Thurgood Marshall was the grandson of a slave. His father, William Marshall, instilled in him from youth an appreciation for the United States Constitution and the rule of law. After completing high school in 1925, Thurgood followed his brother, William Aubrey Marshall, at the historically black Lincoln University in Chester County, Pennsylvania. His classmates at Lincoln included a distinguished group of future Black leaders such as the poet and author Langston Hughes, the future President of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, and musician Cab Calloway. Just before graduation, he married his first wife, Vivian “Buster” Burey. Their twenty-five year marriage ended with her death from cancer in 1955.