The Colored School Foundation Presents “Phenomenal People Celebration” Starring Roderick Dixon With Keynote Speaker Judge William “Billy” Murphy, Jr.
March 21, 2020 at 2:30pm
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Cultural Center at the Opera House
101 N. Union Avenue, Havre de Grace, Md 21078
Doors will open at 1:30 pm and the event will start promptly at 2:30 pm.
Please join us for an inspirational tribute you don’t want to miss.
The Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultural Center is proud to present a riveting tribute to six former students of the Havre de Grace Colored and Consolidated Schools. This special tribute will honor these distinguish alumni for their life’s accomplishments, integrity and demonstrated commitment to the highest standards of civic and social responsibility.
The list of honorees:
- Mr. Isaac Cole
- Mrs. Norma Fickens
- Mr. Bert Hash
- Dr. Clayton Stansbury, PhD
- Ms. Eva Williams
- Dr. Irvin Williams, MD
A reception will immediately follow at the Colored School Museum and Cultural Center, 555 Alliance Street, Havre de Grace, Md 21078, were people can meet Rodrick Dixon.
Please visit www.hdgcoloredschool.net for additional information or call 703 398-6133.
ABOUT JUDGE WILLIAM H. “BILLY” MURPHY, JR.
As the founder and senior partner of Murphy, Falcon and Murphy Law Firm, Judge William H. “Billy” Murphy, Jr. stands on a respected legacy of legal counsel. He has been a Baltimore trial attorney for decades, aggressively and effectively handling a broad range of ongoing cases. Murphy was born in Baltimore’s Cherry Hill neighborhood to William H. Murphy Sr., one of the first African-American judges to serve on Baltimore’s district court, and activist Madeline Wheeler Murphy. Murphy attended Baltimore City Public Schools, graduating from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. In 1965, he completed a B.S. in electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, before going on to law school at the University of Maryland, where he was a member of the Law Review and earned his J.D. in 1969. From the beginning of his career, Murphy was especially active as an advocate in civil rights-related cases. In 1980, Murphy was elected to Baltimore’s Circuit Court (Maryland’s highest-level trial court), on which he served as a judge for two and a half years. Murphy’s work has earned numerous honors, including recognition as the “Top Attorney in Maryland” by Baltimore Magazine Super Lawyers, for both 2009 and 2010, and listing among the American Trial Lawyers Association’s “100 Top Trial Lawyers in the U.S.”, in 2011.
ABOUT RODRICK DIXON, CLASSICAL TENOR
Rodrick Dixon is a classical crossover artist that possesses a tenor voice of extraordinary range and versatility. His body of work covers 25 years of television, recordings, live theater and concerts, including PBS Specials with tenors Victor Cook, and Thomas Young; Hallelujah Broadway starring his wife, Alfreda Burke; the Miss World Pageant broadcast from China and Washington, DC on the “E” channel in 126 countries. Dixon recently appeared in the annual Freedom Awards filmed at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis, Noel Noel Christmas concert at Mississippi Blvd church for Fox 13 broadcast. His eclectic discography with Sony BMG, EMI Records & Naxos has delighted fans all over the world.