The Root Recommends: 'Thurgood'

Thurgood, a Broadway show starring Laurence Fishburne as legal pioneer Thurgood Marshall, airs on HBO this month.


HBO will air Thurgood, a one-man show starring Laurence Fishburne as Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court justice. 

Fishburne received glowing reviews -- and a Tony nomination -- for his instructive performance. HBO filmed the well-reviewed play at the Kennedy Center last spring after its short run on Broadway. Thurgood airs all month on HBO and is also available on HBO on Demand.

Previous recommendation: Marsha Ambrosius.

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