Mural Arts Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Citizen, and the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School have come together to produce a uniquely Philadelphian tribute to honor the life and legacy of Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. (1928-1998), a Philly civil rights pioneer. Through an editorial series, public art mural, dedication event, and programming, the memory of this great figure in history and his singular voice of moral leadership is introduced to a new generation.
Watch: Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Celebration
Philadelphia honored the late legal and civil rights giant last week during a breakfast and mural unveiling with Ken Frazier, Sherrilyn Ifill, Evelyn Higginbotham
The Color of Law: Dear Justice Clarence Thomas …
More than 30 years ago, the late Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., whom we honored with a mural this week, urged a new Supreme Court Justice to remember the help he got along the way — a message with new urgency as the Court revisits affirmative action
The Color of Law: “Greathearted, Restless, Full of Purpose”
An oral history of the life and legacy of Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, being honored by The Citizen next week
The Color of Law: The Rise of the Philadelphia Black Lawyer
A longtime legal legend created a detailed timeline of Black lawyers in America. Here, a look at how A. Leon Higginbotham intersected with that timeline — and made history himself
The Color of Law: “Who Will Carry the Baton?”
A conversation with Judge A. Leon Higginbotham opens his nephew’s mind to the urgency for a new civil rights movement in America
Citizen Recap: Higginbotham Mural Paint Day
Heat couldn’t keep West Philadelphia neighbors away from contributing to a legacy public work of art
The Color of Law: Watch Our Higginbotham Mural Kickoff
The Citizen, Mural Arts and Penn Law unveiled artist Shawn Theodore's design for a new mural tribute to Judge A. Leon Higginbotham in West Philly. Watch the fun here.
The Color of Law: “The Conscience of the Country”
In partnership with Mural Arts and the Penn Carey Law School, we’re unveiling a mural of legendary judge, civil rights pioneer, and moral beacon Leon Higginbotham. Here’s why.