Annual Clarence Darrow Bridge Flower-Tossing Ceremony March 13, 2024

“The annual event – now a tradition that stretches more than six decades – will be held on Wednesday, March 13, at 10 a.m. at the Darrow Bridge in Jackson Park, behind the Museum of Science & Industry.

“Join the Clarence Darrow Commemorative Committee just east of the Clarence Darrow Bridge in Jackson Park for brief speeches, including excerpts from Darrow’s defense of Leopold and Loeb. The Bridge is behind the Museum of Science & Industry.

“A wide array of family, friends and others who feel connected to Darrow through their work and committed to social justice causes have been gathering on the anniversary of Darrow’s death to summon his spirit, first by throwing a wreath into the water at the bridge, and then by hosting a discussion on a topic still relevant today that Darrow was passionate about. These issues include civil liberties, racial inequities, unfair labor practices, the rise of populism, the criminal justice and immigration systems.

“The core mission of the Clarence Darrow Commemorative Committee is to honor and commemorate the life, the work, the achievements, the tradition, the values, and the philosophy of famed Chicago lawyer Clarence Seward Darrow (1857 ‑ 1938). Particular emphasis is placed upon Mr. Darrow’s devotion to the American ideal of the universal application of the rule of law for the protection of all persons and causes, no matter how unpopular.

“The Committee seeks to respect and preserve Mr. Darrow’s memory and achievements. The major focus of this effort is centered on a now traditional wreath‑laying ceremony conducted annually on March 13, the anniversary of Mr. Darrow’s death, at the Clarence Darrow Bridge in Chicago’s Jackson Park, the site where his ashes were strewn.”

Clarence Darrow Commemorative Committee presents

the Annual Clarence Darrow Flower-tossing Ceremony
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

10 AM

at the Clarence Darrow Bridge in Jackson Park behind Museum of Science and Industry

To reach the Darrow Committee, please contact Tracy Baim: or 773.387.2394.

Link to Clarence Darrow Commemorative Committee website for more information


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