Reminder: For history nuts, bio buffs and ery’one else , “Thurgood”, Laurence Fishburne‘s one-man show about the civil rights activist and Supreme Court Justice premieres tonight on HBO tonight at 9PM. (There’s an encore presentation on February 27th in case you miss it.)
I remember vaguely reading Marshall’s autobiography in junior high, but on my own with little guidance from any educators. (Not even on days in February.) That said, “Thurgood” will serve as a refresher for some, but for most of my peers it will be a much-needed introduction.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater in Washington DC last summer, the 90-minute is a mingling of present-tense narration with a focus on turning points in Marshall’s career and personal life. There will also be some tales from the (child)hood and college day reminisces.
Also key:Fishburne wrote the play. Watch it.