This work is another in the serous of pieces I’ve done on Black history. It depicts former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. He is my favorite Justice, and I am often inspired by some of his published Court opinions. The woman flying behind him symbolizes freedom. The torch she is holding represents wisdom and insight. The scale she is holding symbolizes fairness and justice. The book he is holding represents knowledge and truth. He is guided by all these principles.